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Xi’s “New Normal” and the Chinese Church

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

Is China’s church facing a nationwide crackdown?

The Confucian World

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

I haven’t actually read this book, but it looks like a good one to add to my reading list: Confucius and the World He Created, by Michael Schuman.

Denominationalism in China: Pre or Post?

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

While many would applaud the church’s “post-denominational” character as evidence of the unity of the church in China, others today are asking whether a return to denominations is not only inevitable but should, in fact, be welcomed.

Is the Church Demolition Campaign Coming to an End?

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

It was just about one year ago that, while scrolling through my Twitter feed late one night, I spotted something about Christians in Zhejiang trying to prevent the demolition of their church building.

The Greying of China and the Church’s Response

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

As China’s elderly population mushrooms and its working-age population shrinks, Christian families find themselves caught in the middle of this demographic divide. Cultural expectations and legal requirements put the onus on them to care for older family members, but neither the government nor the society at large are adequately prepared to support this effort.

Now You See it, Now You Don’t

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

Last week as the Internet in the US was melting, thanks to a dress and a couple of llamas, Chinese netizens were gripped by an online documentary that was going viral. The video, titled Under the Dome, is a hard-hitting look at the effects of pollution in China. It was posted on February 28, and within 48 hours had been viewed by 100 million people. Yes, you read that right, ONE HUNDRED MILLION!

Cults in China

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

Last year members of the Almighty God sect savagely attacked a customer in a McDonald’s in northeast China after she refused to give them her cell phone number. Formerly known as Eastern Lightning, the Almighty God sect has emerged as one of the most active cults in China.

Where’s ZGBriefs?

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

Since 2002, I have had the privilege of compiling the ZGBriefs Newsletter each week. I travel a lot, which means that I have to pull it together wherever I happen to be on a Wednesday or Thursday. As I was putting it together last week, I got to thinking about all the different places that I have worked on ZGBriefs.

The Church in China: Four Key Challenges

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

On March 4, 2015, the OMF Global China Newsletter posted an article titled "Challenges for the Church in China." In it the author highlights four key challenges.

China by the Lists

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

Grab your calculator – China’s leaders are at it again!

To usher in the Year of the Sheep, President Xi Jinping has placed his indelible stamp on Chinese history by unveiling the Four Comprehensives.