Writer for Sky News and Asia correspondent, Tom Cheshire visited China recently. While there he visited one of the home or underground churches (one not sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party).
In September, Beijing Zion Church in Beijing – one of the largest in the country – was closed by police. It had refused to install CCTV cameras. In December, the Early Rain Covenant church in Chengdu, southwest China, was also closed in a raid: more than 100 of its members were arrested. Its pastor Wang Yi remains in custody. In late March, the Shouwang Church in Beijing was also closed. Members were questioned by police.