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“Three Christians Detained For Leading Children In Singing Hymns and Prayers,” China Aid, February 9, 2024:

The administrative penalty decision issued by the Economic and Technological Development Zone Sub-bureau of Fuyang Public Security Bureau states: Upon investigation, it is found that from December 2023 to the present, Dai Chuanli, Wang Dandan, Ma Jiahui, and others have been conducting activities in the name of “Fuyang Maizhong Reformed Church” on the 2nd floor of Building 4 in Wanbei Mechanical Equipment Center in Fuyang Economic and Technological Development Zone. It is also found that “Fuyang Maizhong Reformed Church” has been banned.

The Fuyang Public Security Bureau Economic and Technological Development Zone Sub-bureau, in accordance with the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Penalties for Administration of Public Security”, has imposed a 15-day administrative detention on these three Christians.

Fuyang Maizhong Reformed Church is a Reformed family church in Fuyang, Anhui Province. The leaders of the church adhere to the stance of a family church, openly refusing to join the Three-Self Church. They were previously involved in signing the “A joint statement by Pastors: A Declaration for the sake of the Christian Faith” initiated by Pastor Wang Yi in 2018. As the government intensifies its crackdown on family churches nationwide, Fuyang Maizhong Reformed Church continued to gather and persevered despite the challenges until it was eventually banned by the government….