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 Xi Jinping's books on display - Photo: ChinaAid www.chinaid.org
The government-run Shamian Christian Church bookstore prominently displays Xi Jinping's books.
Photo: ChinaAid

As part of the ongoing crackdown on Christianity in China, Communist authorities have removed Bible apps and blocked Christian "WeChat" public accounts. Additionally, hard copies of Bibles are no longer available for sale online, and bookstores owned by the state-sanctioned Three-Self Churches have been increasingly displaying the teachings of President Xi Jinping rather than Christian books.

When someone attempts to access one of the banned "WeChat" accounts, a message appears stating that the account violated the "Internet User Public Account Information Services Management Provisions" and therefore has been blocked and suspended.

Those wishing to access Bible apps have had to use a VPN to circumvent the government-controlled firewall. However, the government has been stepping up its efforts to shut down such VPNs. To learn more about the persecution of Christians in China, and to review previously published reports, go to our country report.

Ask God to grant wisdom to the many persecuted Christians in China who are seeking ways to grow in their faith and continue boldly reaching out to others around them with the message of the Gospel. May they be encouraged by the knowledge that nothing can stop the Word of God, even in the midst of escalating restrictions. Pray that China's governing authorities will come to personally understand that Jesus is indeed "the Way, the Truth and the Life," and turn to Him in faith.