Religious persecution

Chinese Christians Worship Freely for First Time in Taiwan

Some members of the persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church in China were reportedly able to worship publicly for the first time on Sunday in democratically ruled Taiwan after communist authorities shut down their congregation in China as part of Beijing’s widespread crackdown on ethnoreligious minorities across the Asian country.

Worshippers leave after a service at the Holy Family Church in Taipei on September 23, 2018. - Worshippers at masses in Hong Kong and Taiwan on September 23 were largely upbeat about a new deal between China and the Vatican despite fears Beijing is trying to up control of the …