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World's Biggest Bible Publisher? China

Amity Printing Company passes 100-million mark.

Update (May 23, 2013): According to the Economist, China's only government-approved Bible publisher, Amity Printing Company, is one of the largest Bible publishers in the world–but it exports about two-thirds of the Bibles it prints. As a result, unofficial house churches still don't have access to Scriptures, says ChinaAid founder Bob Fu.

World magazine also argues that Bible exports harm Chinese churches.

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Only one company is authorized to print Bibles in China–and it appears to be taking full advantage of the opportunity.

Last week, Amity Printing Company chairman Qiu Zhonghui announced that the publisher had printed its 100 millionth copy of the Bible in July.

The milestone means China is now the biggest publisher of Bibles worldwide.

Chinese government spokesperson Guo Wei said, "The Chinese government respects and protects religious freedom and will continue to support printing and publishing Bibles in China."

Amity Printing ...

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