Liao Qiang detained by China’s ruling Communist Party worships publicly in Sunday service at an unassuming church in Taiwan
The Sunday service at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man. It was the first time Liao Qiang had worshipped publicly since authorities shut down his church in China 7 months ago.
The 49-year-old arrived in Taiwan after fleeing China with 5 family members.
According to him and his 23-year-old daughter, Ren Ruiting, living under constant surveillance for the past 7 months after authorities detained them and dozens of other members of their prominent but not government-sanctioned church in December 2018.
China’s ruling Communist Party has carried out a widespread crackdown on all religious institutions in recent years, including bulldozing churches and mosques, barring Tibetan children from Buddhist religious studies and incarcerating more than a million members of Islamic ethnic minorities in what are termed “re-education centers.” President and party leader Xi Jinping has ordered that all religions must “Sinicize” to ensure they are loyal to the officially atheistic party.
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