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
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
Once-a-decade Communist Party transition 'bodes well' for the surging Chinese church.
November 20, 2012
Why many advocacy groups are condemning another's optimistic report.
November 1, 2012
In some countries, hearing "It's a girl" is no cause for celebration—it's a death sentence. A new film captures global gendercide.
October 26, 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
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
Important developments in the church and the world.
May 26, 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
Why so many baby girls are being killed in the world's two largest countries.
June 29, 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
With more Chinese children abandoned due to birth defects, the work of Siew Mei Ang Cheung and Christian Action is more vital than ever.
November 10, 2010
Should Christians continue to smuggle Bibles into China?
August 18, 2010
Gender imbalance due to sex-specific abortions signals imminent crisis in the Chinese family.
January 19, 2010
70 percent of the world lives in areas with high restrictions on religion, report says.
December 16, 2009
Religious freedom experts are surprised and cautiously optimistic, but disagree on proposal.
December 8, 2009
Top Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng vanishes as government stifles dissent.
October 23, 2009
One of the women, Euna Lee, was driven by her faith in Christ to cover the plight of North Koreans.
September 4, 2009
Seeking to offset Shanghai's aging population, officials are encouraging couples to have two children.
July 29, 2009
Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for reporting on women who are 'sold like livestock' in China.
June 10, 2009
President Obama should keep values at the center of American foreign policy.
March 13, 2009
Ministries disagree on how best to provide Bibles to Chinese Christians.
January 27, 2009
With approval from China's government, Robert Yeung brings faith-based counseling to those shaken by the May earthquake.
November 12, 2008
International religious freedom has been too low a priority.
October 23, 2008