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Authorities in Guizhou ban 2 house churches, confiscate possessions

Friday, December 11, 2015

China Aid
Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Brynne Lawrence.

(Guiyang, Guizhou—Dec. 11, 2015) Religious affairs bureau officials in China’s southern Guizhou province recently banned two house churches and confiscated their possessions, claiming their properties had not been authorized as religious venues.

China Aid condemns the government-enforced closure of house churches and calls on Chinese authorities to immediately put an end to religious persecution.

The following are the government documents banning religious activities at the churches.

China Aid seeks to expose the abuses of religious freedom, such as those experienced by these religious institutions.



Document from the Civil Affairs Bureau (Religious Affairs Bureau) in Guanshanhu District, Guiyang
Guiyang Religious Affairs Bureau (2015) No. 1



Decision to Ban

Upon investigation, (illegible name) established a religious venue without authorization on his property, which is located at Room 10, Building 3, A7, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang. [This] violated the “Regulations on Religious Affairs (Promulgated by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China; effective as of March 1, 2005),” and it must be banned, according to Article 43, Paragraph 1.

Civil Affairs Bureau (Religious Affairs Bureau) in Guanshanhu District, Guiyang
Dec. 9, 2015



Religious Affair Bureau in Yunyan District, Guiyang
Yunyan District Religious Affairs Bureau (2015) No. 1



Decision to Ban

Upon investigation, (illegible name) established a religious venue without authorization on his property, which is located at Room 1, Building 7, Unit 3, Siji Garden, Yunyan District, Guiyang. [This] violated the “Regulations on Religious Affairs (Promulgated by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China; effective as of March 1, 2005),” and it must be banned, according to Article 43, Paragraph 1.

Religious Affairs Bureau in Yunyan District, Guiyang
Dec. 9, 2015


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