Controversial restrictions reduced population by 400 million. Now more couples permitted two children without penalty.
November 15, 2013
The exiled Chinese Christian’s autobiography gives hope for all who suffer persecution for their faith.
October 28, 2013
Schools see both revenue and mission opportunities.
August 29, 2013
(UPDATED) House church leader 'symbolized the bravery of a Church that grew at an unprecedented speed in world history.'
August 6, 2013
(Updated) Chinese pastor: Government recently investigated all households linked to the more than 100 Protestant groups and places of worship in his region.
March 25, 2013
You can argue that Christians are more free than they were 30 years ago. But persecution is rising and the central government does plan to eradicate house churches.
February 27, 2013
(UPDATED) British paper finds greater toleration of missionaries as Tibetan self-immolations continue.
February 26, 2013
A new report on persecution belies important changes in the country's religious freedom.
February 25, 2013
Report: Govt.-sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012.
February 18, 2013
Lawyers and church employee coached immigrants on how to falsely claim religious persecution or forced abortions.
January 3, 2013
Researchers say Weibo has increased religious expression but not activism–yet.
December 7, 2012
Fuller's Richard Mouw, others note passing of Bishop K. H. Ting.
November 29, 2012
Once-a-decade Communist Party transition 'bodes well' for the surging Chinese church.
November 20, 2012
Amity Printing Company passes 100-million mark.
November 13, 2012
(Updated) Leaked report by government-sponsored research foundation recommends two-child policy.
November 2, 2012
Why many advocacy groups are condemning another's optimistic report.
November 1, 2012
Government rejects pastor's 'administrative review' to contest 500-day house arrest.
October 9, 2012
Melanie Kirkpatrick's 'Escape from North Korea' describes how the country descended into tyranny and madness, and why its people want out.
September 27, 2012
Asia's underground railroad has deeply Christian origins, says journalist Melanie Kirkpatrick.
September 27, 2012
Mission-minded Christian educators run fast-growing universities in North Korea and northeast China.
September 25, 2012
New "ban" is Chinese Communist Party "propaganda," Women's Rights Without Frontiers claims.
September 18, 2012
Government order limits family-planning enforcements.
September 14, 2012
One-time atheist and now head of ChinaAid, Bob Fu believes China may soon have one of the largest populations of Christians worldwide.
September 13, 2012
A new survey's findings on the differences between Asians and Asian Americans.
September 10, 2012
David Jang has become an increasingly influential figure in Asian and now American evangelicalism. He and his followers have founded media outlets and a Christian college and are key influencers in the World Evangelical Alliance. But many say he leads a group that has encouraged the belief that he's the 'Second Coming Christ.' Is there any truth to the allegations?
August 16, 2012
Blind Chinese lawyer's activism against China's one-child policy doesn't easily fit American pro-life categories. (RNS)
May 31, 2012
Important developments in the church and the world.
May 26, 2012
China activist arrives in America with his family to study at university.
May 19, 2012
Chen now seeks asylum in the US. Rep. Chris Smith to hold emergency hearing in Washington this afternoon. Christians to plead his case in Washington.
May 3, 2012
Despite stringent controls, 1,300 Christian books are now available—legally—inside the communist country.
January 20, 2012
'Unnatural Selection' traces the world's missing girls back to powerful Western institutions.
October 4, 2011
Each day in China, 35,000 baby girls are aborted and 500 women commit suicide. One freedom fighter won't take it any longer.
October 4, 2011
A non-Christian reporter profiles martyrs of the Middle Kingdom. A review of 'God Is Red.'
September 28, 2011
Members of one of China's largest house churches continue to meet amid arrests.
July 20, 2011
Important recent developments in the church and the world.
June 2, 2011
Observers discuss whether the U.S. ambassador to China should worship at an unregistered church to 'publicly identify with the persecuted.'
May 31, 2011
Shouwang vows to continue showdown until Christmas in hopes of ending Achilles' heel of unregistered churches: government pressure on landlords.
April 26, 2011
An immigration judge was distressed that 'Li claimed that Thanksgiving was a Christian holiday.'
April 4, 2011
In the historical novel 'City of Tranquil Light,' ordinary missionaries transcend extraordinary circumstances.
January 19, 2011