A Christian woman has been arrested in China for repeatedly trying to share the gospel with the president and his wife. Authorities in northeast China have detained a Christian woman for repeatedly trying to share the gospel with President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan. Zhou Jinxia stood with a sign calling on Xi Jinping to believe in Jesus at Zhongnanhai District in Beijing, the central headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council of China.
According to the international human rights organization International Christian Concern, she was accused of “starting quarrels and provoking trouble.” Previously, a woman from Liaoning Province had been arrested more than 50 times.
Zhou Jinxia was arrested weeks before an annual political event in Beijing that the National People’s Congress and the People’s Political Consultative Conference called lianghui, or “Two Sessions.” The ICC explained that the Chinese government usually steps up its crackdown on civil society in order for the conference to go smoothly.
Zhou made over 50 attempts to preach the gospel to President Xi and his wife in front of Zhongnanhai Xinhua Gate in Beijing, and was repeatedly detained.
In 2018, Zhou was arrested after holding a banner at the same political event that read, “God loves all people and calls out to Xi Jinping.”
In March 2016, she held a banner that read, “God loves all people and calls out to Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan. Atheism feeds sin and humiliates people. The kingdom of heaven is near; repent.” Then the Christian woman was detained for 10 days and accused of “violating public order.”
During the 2022 Olympic Games, which were held in Beijing, many criticized China’s policy towards religious minorities. China has been accused of genocide because of the massive detentions of Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims in the west of the country. For years, human rights activists have raised concerns about the Chinese government’s persecution of unregistered churches.
The human rights organization Open Doors USA, which serves in more than 60 countries, estimates that there are more than 97 million Christians in China, many of whom worship in unregistered or so-called “illegal” underground churches. The organization warned that monitoring of unregistered house churches in the country has intensified over the past year.
Source: В Китае задержали христианку за неоднократные попытки поделиться Евангелием с президентом и его женой | Новости inVictory