Date: December 1, 2021
|Early Rain Qingcaodi Church's former deacon Hao Ming and his co-workers
(Photo: ChinaAid source)
(Deyang, Sichuan Province—December 1, 20211) Yesterday, Deyang authorities criminally detained Early Rain Qingcaodi Church’s co-worker Liu Wuyi. Police also summoned Qingcaodi’s Xiang Dijun and Lin Yan to the police precinct for questioning. They returned home late last night.
On November 17, several Christians from Qingcaodi, including Liu Wuyi, Elder Wu Jiannan, and former deacon Hao Ming, were arrested under the excuse of suspected “fraud”. This led to a series of arrests and detainments, resulting in jail time for Wu Jiannan, Hao Ming, and now Li Wuyi.
Liu Wuyi was in charge of the church’s accounting. Her arrest forces her to provide evidence for the “fraud” charges against Elder Wu Jiannan and former deacon Hao Ming.
Qingcaodi was an Early Rain Covenant Church’s church plant in Deyang. They became a separate member of the Western China Reformed Presbytery. Former elder Hao Ming signed onto Wang Yi’s “Joint Statement: A Declaration for the Sake of Christian Faith,” in 2018. Three days after the massive crackdown against Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, police officers raided Qingcaodi. They broke into the church, expelled the Christians, and posted a banning notice on the gate issued by the Religious Affairs Bureau and Civil Affairs Bureau.
Since the massive crackdown against Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, police never relaxed their persecution. On November 29, Dongzikou police arrested Early Rain member Yi Yinxiang, accusing him of “participating in a cult”. He was released at 2:40 am the next day. Elder Li Yingqiang is also prepared to be arrested again at any time.
~Yu Bing, China Aid Special Reporter
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