Featured News



ChinaAid News



Related News


In the News


Walking with the persecuted faithful


Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.


-- Matthew 25:40, NIV

Make a Difference


These are ways for you to get involved to help the persecuted in China. Click any of the links below to start helping the Chinese Church today.


Write Letters

Write to imprisoned prisoners of conscience to provide encouragement and send a signal to prison officials that there are people all over the world who care for these brave imprisoned.


Act Now

Sign Petitions

Raise your voice with other supporters and sign petitions to tell top-ranking Chinese authorities that these cases will not be forgotten.


Act Now

Donate

One of the most powerful ways that you can support the persecuted church is through a monetary donation. You can give to a specific program with a one-time gift or set up a monthly donation.


Act Now

Be Encouraged


Testimonies and words of encouragement from ChinaAid supporters:


Get Connected


Find out how you can stay in touch with ChinaAid:


ChinaAid on Social Media


Subscribe to Daily News Update


Subscribe to Monthly E-Newsletter:


Zhejiang church receives demolition notice



Friday, July 11, 2014

This is the second notice received by White
Crane Church. (Photo: China Aid)
China Aid Association

(Fuyang, Zhejiang—July 11, 2014) Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang issued a demolition notice to a local church on June 30 and later verbally told the church’s leaders that they must demolish the house used for meetings by July 7.

The Dongzhou Neighborhood Office of the Fuyang Municipal People’s Government, the Fuyang Bureau of Law Enforcement for Comprehensive Administration and Urban Management, and the Fuyang Municipal Homeland Resources Bureau issued the notice as part of the province-wide Three Rectifications and One Demolition campaign, which has resulted in the persecution of more than 160 churches.

Zhao Zhihua, a member at the White Crane Church, tried to appeal to the government agencies involved, but received no help. After the appeal, the agencies issued the notice again.

The church was established in 1982, and the original meeting place was Fan Guansheng’s home in White Crane Village in Fuyang. Fan’s home was later demolished by the government. Since that time, believers have met at Zhao’s home in another village in Fuyang. Zhao’s home was approved and given the appropriate legal paperwork. A building in front of Zhao’s home, used as an annex, was also approved and had been remodeled in 2009,

The house church is a branch of a Hangzhou-based church that was founded by Watchman Nee.

Notice translation:

Appendix 1
Serial Number:
Notice of Demolition of an Illegal Structure within a Certain Date (old illegal structure)
Fu Dong Zhou (2014) Qiang Chai No. 002

Zhao Zhihua,

Your (your work unit’s) structure located at Jianhua village, Dongzhou (structure or other facilities) is an illegal structure. On June 30, 2014, we already issued a Notice of Demolition of an Illegal Structure within a Certain Date (Fu Dong Zhou (2014) Xian Chai No. 001). Your household (work unit) has failed to implement your obligation within the stipulated time. Now, it is decided that a forced demolition will be implemented on this structure (structure or other facilities) after July 7. Hopefully, your household (work unit) will cooperate well with us in this matter.

Should there be an objection to this decision, you may apply for a reconsideration within 60 days from the date of receiving this decision at the people’s government of the same level or at a superior agency in charge of this matter. You may also file a lawsuit at Fuyang Municipal People’s Court within three months. During the administrative reconsideration or the lawsuit, the enforcement of the decision shall not be stopped.

Dongzhou Neighborhood Office of Fuyang Municipal People’s Government
Bureau of Law Enforcement for Comprehensive Administration and Urban Management of Fuyang City
Fuyang Municipal Bureau for Homeland Resources

July 7, 2014


China Aid Contacts
Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
Cell: (432) 553-1080 | Office: 1+ (888) 889-7757 | Other: (432) 689-6985
Website: www.chinaaid.org