Resources in View from the Wall
Steady Growth, Comprehensive Restructuring and National Transformation Prospects after the 18th Party Congress
Following a rapid downturn in 2012, what are the prospects for China's economy in 2013? What trends are being seen, and what do they indicate? How do social and political considerations interact with the economy and does this have any impact for Christianity? Based on statistics, Dr. Zhao gives his...
Bible Study Fellowship in Beijing
Where to Go from Here?
BSF materials and methods are being used in China. The author looks at three influential factors for analyzing their appropriateness and value in Chinese society.
Faith Going Public
Urban Christians and Civic Participation in China
The authors review the origins and history of the house church movement then go on to discuss the current urban house church situation including civic engagement and Christian publications.
Rebuilding the Walls
How does it feel to return to China after studying in the West and beginning a new job? As a Christian, how does one manage in a job where others have differing values? Where does one find answers and support?
Mentoring in a Chinese Context
Those who have mentored share some of their insights and discuss the needs of Chinese leaders that would benefit from mentoring. The role of foreign Christians in mentoring is addressed along with a look at how Jesus mentored other. Mentoring resources are suggested.
The Missing Goal and the Absence of Freedom
What does the educational system lack to nurture healthy people and a healthy society?
Law and Policy Trends that Affect NGOs and Social Enterprises in China
What factors are influencing the survival of NGOs in China?
Medical care and other social services are taking highly positive trends throughout China.
After Thirty Years
Jonathan reflects on his father's youth and his own youth as he looks ahead to the future of his infant son.
Higher Education in China Today
The Scene and the Backdrop
More Chinese young people are attending university than ever before. A look at the current situation in higher education and key contributing factors.
What Churches in China Need Today
The Living Water
There are key areas that agencies need to consider for their involvement in China to be effective and lasting.
A Good Steward
The Chinese church practiced stewardship of its God-given gifts and abilities in reaching out to those who suffered in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
Everyone is Not Local
Migrant workers make important contributions to China's cities but also pose tremendous challenges. A resident of Beijing explores how migrants fit in the capital and how Beijingers view them.
China's Modern Family Problems
Internal migration is affecting the structure of Chinas families while urban family life presents problems of its own.
Are We Ready?
A View from Beijing before the Olympics
For the one-year countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, two musicians from Hong Kong contributed a song entitled "We Are Ready." The three words sound like a short, yet powerful endorsement, both official and popular, of the investment and involvement in the Games from all over the country. Indeed,...
From a "Wolf Culture" to a "Lamb Culture"
China's mainstream business culture can be described as the "wolf culture." The author describes an alternative "lamb culture" that is needed to build a harmonious society in China.
China in 2020
Considering the changes that are sweeping though China, what will China look like in 2020? How are these changes affecting the people of China?
China's New Reality: Globalization
The effects of globalization on all areas of life in China an overview that sees both the positive effects and the negative.
Between Riches and Poverty: Chinese Christian Business People
In China, the number of Christians is growing constantlyeven the official figure is increasing. The latest estimate from the TSPM/CCC is sixteen million Christians. Among these Christians are a group of people who are busy with their business on weekdays but worship God on weekends; they are the Chinese Christian...
When Can I Go Home?
Caring for China's Homeless Children
Mid-January in Zhengzhou, the temperature dipped to -7C after a snowstorm. Chuan, a 13 year-old boy from the far west province of Gansu, was rummaging through a trash bin in a corner inside the Zhengzhou train station. His face was covered in soot; he was wearing an ill-fitted, filthy cotton...