from 2020

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ZGBriefs | December 31, 2020

Coronavirus visa uncertainty turns foreign students against China (December 26, 2020, South China Morning Post) Thousands of young people are waiting to hear if they will be allowed back into the country to continue their studies. Many are giving up and growing angry, as Beijing’s soft power diplomacy in education suffers.

Blog Entries

A Dictionary for Learning Theological Chinese

Mandarin students spend years learning the basics of daily language and only scratch the surface when it comes to spiritual and theological vocabulary. Here's a resource to help.

Chinese Church Voices

Chinese Church Voices—Top 10 for 2020

The outbreak of Covid-19 in China and its effect on the church and people of China was the major story in 2020—but it was not the only story.

Blog Entries

Top 10 ChinaSource Blog Posts in 2020

We will all remember where we were and what we were doing in 2020—but will we remember what we were reading?

Blog Entries

Cancel Christmas?

Merry Christmas! May you be filled with the joy of Jesus’ birth; the news that cannot be canceled.


ZGBriefs | December 24, 2020

Mandarin Christmas Medley (December 23, 2020, Outside-In) As a way of saying Merry Christmas, here’s a video titled Jingle Bells in Chinese Christmas Medley. It’s just plain fun (and stinky tofu even makes an appearance).

Blog Entries

Top 10 ZGBriefs Links—Coronavirus Wins!

It should come as no surprise that of the top ten most clicked on stories from ZGBriefs in 2020, eight were about the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese Church Voices

Making Plans for 2021—for Your Family

We make plans for our professional lives; we should also make plans for our families.

Blog Entries

Variations on a Theme

Our China stories are not merely descriptions of an objective reality manifesting itself in the Chinese church; they speak to where we believe China’s church is (or should be) going.


Social Service Ministry in China

While social service has long been part of missionary work in mainland China, today a host of different factors are driving Chinese Christians to explore for themselves the place of humanitarian concerns within gospel ministry. For a growing number of local Christians, loving one’s neighbor through acts of service is rapidly becoming an indispensable aspect of Christian witness. This essay will first explore the role of social service in the history of mission in China before analyzing its place in the ministry of the contemporary Chinese church.