Persecution of Christians in China

Excerpt: China's concern over its international image, which will be in a global spotlight when the 2008 Olympics are held there, may be fueling a crackdown on Christians, according to the Voice of the Martyrs, which is reporting a new round of persecution there. Earlier, WND documented reports from VOM, which monitors and publicizes instances of persecution of Christians worldwide, that a Christian was jailed in China for no more than walking near the construction site of a hotel being prepared for the 2008 games.

Now officials are reporting that in just the past few weeks, the increasing attacks have included the arrests of several house-church leaders who were accused of being "suspects using evil cults to obstruct the enforcement of the law."


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