Write Letters

Please write to prisoners of conscience to provide encouragement and send a signal to prison officials that there are people all over the world who are invested in the safety and well-being of these unjustly imprisoned Chinese citizens. 

All addresses are current as of  November 10 2021.
Email Julian (j.marley@chinaaid.org) with any questions about letter writing. 

Notes On Letter Writing

1) Do not mention ChinaAid, any other specific organization, or church. If officials see names of entities like ChinaAid in letters, the prisoners could be punished due to a connection with a 'foreign organization.' There is no danger for a prisoner to receive a letter from an individual.

2) There is not an issue with writing in English. Even if the prisoner is not able to completely understand your message, just seeing someone took the time to write to them from a different country is a great encouragement. Authorities will definitely notice any letters of support and there are many cases where guards treat prisoners better as a result of receiving letters.

3) Only share positive comments, spiritual encouragement, and/or Bible verses. Do not write any negative comments, especially about the country, political system, authorities, or the prison. Feel free to incorporate the below Chinese/English phrases in your message.

4) You are welcome to send notes, letters, and cards. Christian greeting cards are often cherished when received. Please do not send packages as they will be rejected. 

5) There is not an issue with writing your name & return address on the mailing envelope. However, if you are more comfortable - just a name, state and/or country is fine. Letters to prisoners are most effective when officials see mail being delivered from many different U.S. states and nations across the world.

6) Pricing for mailing letters to China depends on the weight of the item, carrier used, and where the item is being mailed from. The cheapest option from the United States in most cases is First Class International. You can purchase a 'Global Forever' stamp to send a one ounce letter or postcard.

Chinese/English Phrases

I gave thanks for you when I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus.

Your life exhibits the grace He has shown you.

We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

We love you and your family. We are praying for you, your family, and your guards.

My heart rejoices that you are strong in the Lord.

I thank God for your love of Christ.

You are fighting a good fight. May you keep the faith and finish the race.

May those who persecute you see Jesus in your life.

You are counted worthy to suffer for His name.

I pray you feel the arms of our Lord surrounding you.

Keep looking to Jesus, our only hope of heaven.

I pray you will feel the presence of Christ with you today.

The Lord is your shepherd and He will be with you.

The fields are ripe for harvest. I pray you bring in many.

When one part of the body suffers the whole body suffers. Many Christians around the world are standing with you.

I thank God for your faithfulness.

Let Jesus continue to guide your steps to eternal life

I pray the eyes, ears and hearts of those who persecute you may open to Jesus.

Thank you for suffering with Jesus.

My prayers are with you as you endure the fellowship of suffering.

May your light reveal the truth to those around you.

Your present trials proclaim your faith.

Our Lord is with you even where you are.

Blessed are you in the eyes of the Lord.

Alimujiang Yimiti

Alimujiang Yimiti is a Uyghur Christian who has been illegally detained and held in prison for since 2008. On Dec 7, 2009, the Kashgar District Intermediate Court notifiied Alimujiang’s lawyer that he had been sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment of 15 years for “unlawfully providing state secrets to overseas organizations.”

Alimujiang Yimiti
Section 11
The Xinjiang No. 3 Prison No.1339
Dongzhan Road
Urumqi city
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
People's Republic of China


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Pastor Sanqiang "John" Cao

Pastor John Cao, married to an American citizen and a legal resident of North Carolina, was sentenced to seven years in prison in March 2018 on the charge of "organizing illegal border crossings."

Pastor Sanqiang “John” Cao
P.O. Box 48-2, Wang Daqiao, Dongjiao,
Kunming city, Yunnan province, China 
Zip code: 650216


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Pastor Wang Yi

Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to nine years in prison on December 30th, 2019, days after a sudden and secret trial on December 26th. Pastor Wang was found guilty of “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.”

Pastor Wang Yi
Jintang Prison, Sichuan Province,
Huopan Road, Qingjiang Town,
Jintang County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province,
Post Code: 610409


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Elder Hu Shigen

Hu Shigen, a pro-democracy activist and renowned church elder, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison on August 3, 2016, based on falsified charges of “subversion of state power."

Elder Hu Shigen
Changtai Prison Hospital
Liyuantou, Xiqing District 
Tianjin city, China
Zip code: 300381


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Elder Qin Defu

Elder Qin Defu of Early Rain Covenant Church is currently serving a four-year prison sentence for his involvement with the church. He was arrested in December 2018 amid a mass crackdown on the church and charged with "illegal business operations."

Elder Qin Defu
Jinjiang Prison, Sichuan Province,
No. 9, Yingjiang Road, Zhonghe, High-tech Zone,
Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Post Code: 610212


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Dr. Xu Zhiyong

Well-known legal activist and civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong was arrested in February 2020, charged with "inciting subversion of state power." He was released in 2017 after serving a four-year sentence for legal activism.

Dr. Xu Zhiyong
Linshu County Detention Center
Wu Jie Qian Village, Qingyun town, Linshu county
Shandong Province, China
Zip code: 276712


Zhang Shaojie

Pastor Zhang Shaojie, of Nanle County Christian Church in Henan province, is currently serving a 12-year prison term for “gathering a crowd to disrupt the public order” and a fabricated fraud charge. 

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Zhang Shaojie
Xinmi Prison of Zhengzhou Henan Province
P O Box 841, Xinmi Post, No. 61, Songshan Avenue East
Xinmi City, Henan Province, China
Zip Code: 452370


邮编: 452370

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Ju Dianhong

Sister Ju Dianhong was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2017 under false charges of 'cult activity.'  ChinaAid tracked down her prison address in January 2021 after a long search.  

Ju Dianhong
No. 1 Prison For Women of Yunnan Province
Kunyang town, Jinning district, Kunming city
Yunnan province, China
Zip code: 650600


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Liang Qin

Sister Liang Qin was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2017 under false charges of 'cult activity.' ChinaAid tracked down her prison address in January 2021 after a long search. 

Liang Qin
No. 1 Prison For Women of Yunnan province
Kunyang town, Jinning district, Kunming city
Yunnan Province, China
Zip code: 650600


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Zhang Zhan

Chinese citizen journalist and former practicing lawyer Zhang Zhan was sentenced in December 2020 to four years in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles" due to her reporting on the spread of COVID-19 in Wuhan.  

Zhang Zhan
Area 5, Shanghai Women’s Prison No. 1601
Zhangjing Road Sijing Town, Songjiang District
Shanghai, China
Zip Code: 201601


Cheng Yuan

Activist Cheng Yuan was sentenced to five years in prison in August 2021 based on a “subversion of state power” charge. Cheng is a co-founder the Chinese NGO ‘Changsha Funeng,’ who provides legal defense for people with HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B, and persons with disabilities.

Cheng Yuan
Jinshi Prison Zone 6, 
Caijiahe community, 
Jinshi city, Hunan province, 
Zip Code 415400


Pastor Li Juncai

Yuanyang County Central House Church Pastor Li Juncai was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison in January 2021 for objecting to the CCP's forced cross removal from his church. He also refused to change a church proclamation of 'Love God and people" to "Love the country."

Li Juncai
The No. 3  Prison Section, Jiao’nan Prison,
Yinghu Road, Jiefang District,
Jiaozuo city,
Henan province
Zip code: 454003

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