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Testimony

A Letter to Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom

As New York Coordinator for Harry Wu's Laogai Research Foundation and editor of the www.freechurchforchina.org web site, I am requesting any documentation to support your testimony of October 9, 2002 before the US Congressional Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights. Full Article

A Tale of Two Bishops

SHANGHAI -It's 8 a.m., and the dingy apartment building is momentarily unguarded. A woman sweeping her doorway across the street cranes her neck to watch the American walking hurriedly toward the home of her infamous neighbor. I knock, keeping my back to the police camera hidden in the hallway. Full Article

A Chinese Christian's Testimony

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Committee for Investigation on Persecution of Religion in China

March 25, 2002 - We are grateful for this opportunity to participate today by email with the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, a United States government commission which has been created by legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China and will submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. Full Article

Death of Mgr. Pei bishop of Beijing, under house arrest

December 28, 2001

Rome (www.Fides.org) - On Christmas eve at 2.30pm the unofficial bishop of Beijing Mgr. Mathew Pei Shangde, died at the age of 83. The elderly bishop died in Shengxing hospital in Zhangjiakou (Hebei province) where he was admitted some months ago with severe kidney trouble. Since April 2001 Mgr. Pei had been under house arrest. Even in hospital he was under close surveillance. Although seriously ill and in need of constant treatment, the Bishop continued his pastoral ministry in the zone of Beijing and Hebei, promoting communion with the universal Church. Full Article

A pesar de la promocionada “caída del comunismo” No es posible olvidar a 12 millones de católicos chinos escribe Marcelo González

December 05, 2001

El efecto "muro de Berlín" ha dejado su impronta en la imaginería mediática. La reunificación de Alemania, el desmembramiento de la URSS, el desprestigio de los partidos comunistas occidentales... El hecho parece evidente.Full Article

SHIXIONG LI LETTER DESCRIBING RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN CHINA -- HON. FRANK R. WOLF (Extensions of Remarks - October 30, 2001)

November 30, 2001

  • Mr. WOLF. Mr. Speaker, as co-chairman of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, I want to share a letter I recently received from Shixiong Li, president of the Committee for Investigation on Persecution of Religion in China , Inc., regarding religious persecution in China . The letter notes that the passing of permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) has had a grave effect on House Church believers. A graph identifying the number of persecuted House Church believers shows an alarming increase of those being persecuted by the Chinese government since the passing of PNTR. Full Article

The Church In China Today

An introduction with special reference to the differences between the officially registered TSPM churches and independent house churches
By Jonathan Chao, Ph.D.,

President China Ministries Internationa
July, 16, 2001
China is now the greatest harvest field among the unreached peoples of the world. One third of the unreached peoples live in China. Since the death of Mao (1976) China has opened herself to the outside world, and indirectly to the spread of the Gospel from within and from without, especially after Deng Xiaoping launched out his reform policy in 1979, even though there are still numerous restrictions to overt evangelism.
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Treatment of Falun Gong could extend to Church says Catholic Bishop Zen
HONG KONG, FEB.23, 2001 (Fides).- Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong and local missionaries are alarmed by growing restrictions on religious freedom in the territory. In a statement on February 8, the Governor of the former British colony, Tung Chee-hwa, described the Falun Gong movement as an "evil cult". Tung Chee-hwa was commenting recent episodes in Tiananmen Square when members of the sect set themselves on fire. The Governor added that he will not let anyone abuse the freedom and tolerance which exist in Hong Kong, although he refuses the idea of promulgating an anti-subversion law in the territory. Full Article

China release Bishop Zeng from custody in Hong Kong, Mass honers the newly canonized
BEIJING, OCT. 31, 2000 (ZENIT.org).- Bishop Thomas Zeng Jingmu, of the underground Church loyal to the Pope, has been released from custody, the MISNA missionary agency reported today.
Bishop Zeng, 80, was arrested Sept. 14 in his town, Hangpu, in the southeastern province of Jiangxi. He was taken by force to the local prison of Linchuan. Every three days, members of the Catholic Patriotic Association, the Communist Party-controlled official church, read him the ruling on freedom of worship in China. Full Article

Orders from Fujian Province, Fuzhou City, to persecute Chinese loyal Catholics
October 23, 2000
English Translation of Working Paper Document Regarding Catholics
This translated and signed document has been smuggled out of Fujian Province to document the Chinese Communist government's official persecution policy toward Chinese Loyal Catholics. This enforcement policy outlines the purpose, the implementation, and the results of a September 2000 crackdown on Chinese Loyal Catholics in Fuzhou City, which include the arrest of clergy, the prohibition of any material which promotes the October 1st canonization of 120 Chinese Martyrs, and confiscation of materials and pictures of Our Lady of Fatima.

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NYC Double-Ten Dinner Dance Invocation By Father Pierre Masson
October 13, 2000 In an ancient hymn in honour of the Innocent Children of Palestine murdered by Herod to rid himself of the danger of the coming of the Messiah, the poet exclaims: Impious and cruel Herod, what is your fear? He does not affect your material gains, who ensures the eternal ones! Let us work for the blessings of reconciliation and peace. Happy Double-Ten!
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Testimony Archives

Slide Show of the Destruction of 3 Roman Catholic Churches in Fujian Province
Slide Show of the Destruction of St. Joseph, Catholic Church
Voices from the Laogai, testimonies of Forced Labor Camps' Survivors

US State Department Annual Report for International Freedom in China 2000

US Abuse of Sister-City Policy with China
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St. Joseph's Murder
The NY Times Op-Ed by A. M. Rosenthal

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Human Rights Report on China by Dept of State
U.S. Report '99 on Freedom of Religion in China

Tiananmen Mothers Petition

"The Power of Justice will prevail."

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