ChinaAid Association (ChinaAid) is an international non-profit Christian human rights organization committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China. We believe that religious freedom is the first freedom, which lays the foundation for all other basic human rights. By Exposing the Abuses, Encouraging the Abused, and spiritually and legally Equipping the Leaders to defend their faith and freedom, ChinaAid strives to promote religious freedom for all.
Pastor Fu’s activism pre-dates his conversion to Christianity. In 1989, he was one of the student leaders in Tiananmen Square demonstrating for freedom and democracy. After the bloody crackdown, Bob realized that true change can only come from the heart, that transformation has to come “from the inside out.” He later became a Christian and led a house church while teaching English at the Communist Party School in Beijing. Considered a threat to the Chinese Communist government, Bob and his wife Heidi were imprisoned for “illegal evangelism” causing them to flee from China in 1996.
Today Pastor Fu is recognized as a leading expert on religious freedom and the persecuted church in China. In 2011, his efforts were recognized by the Nobel Prize Committee with an invitation to the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Pastor Fu testifies regularly before the United Nations, U.S. congressional committees and other influential agencies concerning reports of abuses, especially violations of Chinese citizens’ rights to religious freedom. Under his leadership, ChinaAid has expanded its mission to support legal defense in religious persecution cases, academic research on the rule of law, and ministering to and training of house church leaders in China.
Bob Fu's Story in China and How He Escaped from the Chinese Government: