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Some Foreign Christians Expelled from China

Posted by Rick on July 10, 2007

The following news article was found on HotSpots Security Update.

China (Country threat level – 3): Media reports issued on 10 July 2007 indicate that the Chinese government has recently expelled approximately 100 foreigners from the country. The expulsion campaign, allegedly called “Typhoon No. 5,” was conducted in an effort to prevent the foreigners, who are suspected of being religious missionaries, from proselytizing during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The foreigners — from the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Israel and South Korea — mainly worked in Beijing, Tibet, Shandong and Xinjiang. The Chinese government has not responded to the allegations; however, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing confirmed that there have recently been some deportations. Although the allegations cannot be independently corroborated, it is important to note that the Chinese government has banned religious affiliations outside of the Communist Party-controlled church. Foreign travelers to China should never openly discuss religion.

Pray for those who desire to use the Olympics to share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost people of China.

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One Response to “Some Foreign Christians Expelled from China”

  1. nancy said

    Rick,

    Of the many times I have driven through Wagoner going to Western Hills State Park, I don’t remember driving by Immanuel BC. Your picture posted is a beautiful church and of course, we wish you Many Blessings as you serve Him in Wagoner. We will miss you and yours in HK, nancy

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