The only printing company authorised to print the Bible in China announced Thursday that over 100 million copies of the Christian scriptures have been printed.
Qiu Zhonghui, chairman of the board of Amity Printing Co Ltd, said the 100 millionth copy was printed back in July, Xinhuanet reports. His company has printed 60 million Bibles (including nine separate ethnic minority language editions) and provided 40 million copies in more than 90 languages to about 70 different countries and regions around the world.
Amity Printing has been publishing the Bible since 1988, when the company was started as a joint venture between the United Bible Societies (UBS) and the Amity Foundation....
Jeff Schapiro, The Christian Post wrote: Open Doors USA has China listed as 21 on its World Watch List for Christian persecution, as the government continues to persecute church groups not affiliated with the state's church organisations.
I'm not sure why the Chinese government would want to have the Scriptures adulterated, but as pointed out above they aren't a trustworthy agent. I would also wonder where Catholics get their adulterated ... Roman Catholic Bible?
One great thing is that the more affluent Chinese can get their Bibles from free sources that should work on most tablets and computers from outside of China and independent of the Chinese state.