12/03/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – The owner of Shenzhen Cedar Electronics in China’s Guangdong province, a company that produces audio Bible players, who was arrested in 2019, will face court on December 7.
Lai Jinqiang, a member of the house church group “China Gospel Fellowship (CGF),” is expected to stand trial in Bao’an People’s Court next Monday. His family will be allowed to participate via livestream, according to China Aid.
Last year, his six employees were arrested on July 22 along with him for “illegal business operations.” It is unclear whether or not they have faced court yet. Given the information on a similar case that had its first hearing a few days ago, Lai and his employees could face up to several years of imprisonment.
His company specializes in the development, production, promotion of biblical audio products, and their accessories. His business was successful given his network of churches and it became the audio Bible seller that sells the most in China.
A pastor who knows Lai told China Aid that the authorities’ arrest of Lai might be intended to frame pastors from CGF, given that CGF is an essential part of the house church network in China. The pastor said, “The authorities has a plan to eradicate this Christian gospel channel and is conspired to frame CGF pastors.”
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