Persecution: Chinese expand their tactics, report says
-The Chinese government intensified its pressure against Christians in 2010 for a "fifth straight year of escalating persecution," according to ChinaAid Association, a Christian human rights organization based in Washington.
Beatings, torture, arrests, harassment and church demolitions are among the 90 recorded cases of persecution, a nearly 17 percent increase over 2009, according to a report released by ChinaAid on March 31.
The cases "are just the tip of the iceberg," according to a ChinaAid news release. "The Chinese government's stranglehold on information and the authoritarian regime's other security measures make getting a true picture of the extent of persecution impossible. Nevertheless, the fact that the documented incidences of persecution came from all parts of China and involved people from all levels of society makes the report a useful guide....
"Christian Human Rights Lawyers of China, an unstructured non-governmental organization. From its original single mission of defending the rights of the church, the group's legal rights defense work has gradually expanded to defending the rights of other citizens and groups,"
Dr. Fan Yafeng, a Christian, established this group. There is a need for prayer in support of the persecuted Christians in China, including some of the groups lawyers who have also been beaten up and attacked.
A work is being carried out in China and the seed is being planted. Praise God and His will be done. Amen.