Chinese Authorities Interrupt Virtual Church Service

07/23/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials reportedly interrupted a church service held virtually over zoom.

During the morning of July 11, CCP security agents, police officers, and other officials raided the Shenzhen Trinity Gospel Harvest Church in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, where Pastor Mao Zhibin and Elder Chu Yanqing hosted the service.

Authorities forced the two men to stop preaching as other CCP officials surrounded the church building. Shenzhen Trinity Gospel church strongly advocates for justice in China, and many dissidents of the CCP have joined the young church.

According to ChinaAid, ever since Pastor Mao and Elder Shen Ling supported Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi’s “A Joint Statement by Pastors: A Declaration for the Sake of the Christian Faith,” the church members have been increasingly targeted by the CCP.

Another incident occurred on April 25, when CCP authorities raided the church’s Sunday service. Without presenting any legal documents, they banned the church, ordered those present to leave, and transported church leaders and seven congregants to the police station in Bantian.

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