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China Cracks Down on Would-be Easter Congregants

Chinese police detained up to 40 Christians who tried to converge at the site of a banned Easter service Sunday and placed 500 more under house arrest. Police deployed in large numbers early Sunday in northwest Beijing, where the independent

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Chinese Christians Vow to Defy Government Order Against Outdoor Easter Services

Leaders of an independent Chinese evangelical church have vowed to defy Communist authorities and hold outdoor public services on Easter Sunday, raising the prospect of a confrontation with police. The defiant stance of the Shouwang Church – one of Beijing’s

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