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ICC Note: The Chinese government shut down six churches in Beijing for allegedly not registering and having proper permits. The authorities have also bribed members to stop attending the church by promising better job, living, and school opportunities.

8/13/2018 China(Christian Today) – China’s Communist Party forced six churches in Beijing to shut down after attempts to bribe members to leave failed, a new report has revealed.

Persecution watchdog China Aid reports that authorities closed six branches of Zion Church, located in Beijing, claiming that its members refused to register with the government. One police officer said, “We asked Zion Church to register, but the church has continuously refused. Other churches have all registered. It is just Zion Church that refuses to register.”

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