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Shandong students to be expelled for private prayer group



Friday, December 18, 2015

Students in China often face strict regulations
regarding religious expression in schools.
(Photo: China Aid)
China Aid
Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Ava Collins.

(Jinan, Shandong—Dec. 18, 2015) Five college students in China’s eastern Shandong face expulsion after they held a private prayer meeting on Tuesday.

Around noon at Shandong Yingcai College, someone used a cell phone to photograph the five students, Li Binbin, Zhang Yaqi, Ni Wangjie, Chen Huiyun, and Chen Ping, while they prayed and turned the photos over to the police station. The Shandong Provincial Department of Education recently issued a document claiming that the school must expel any students gathering for religious activities in groups of three or more. Another member of the prayer group, Jia Rong­­­­­­­­, was not punished.

The education system in China is often a source of pressure for students and teachers alike, who are frequently punished for any public form of religious expression. Yu Chenggui, a school teacher in Yibin, Sichuan was suspended after telling a Bible story to her class at Xianlin Central Primary School. Multiple government agencies investigated her case, and her husband refused to let her come home and threatened to divorce her.

China Aid works to expose instances of religious persecution such as the unjust punishment given to these students at Shandong Yingcai College and Yu in Yibin.


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