June Cheng

June is the East Asia correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Follow June on Twitter @JuneCheng_World.

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China's crackdown on the cross spreads

Persecution
by June Cheng
Posted 8/01/14, 11:17 am

Three months after Chinese officials ripped down the gigantic Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, the number of churches facing persecution—whether that means demolition, cross removal, or threatening notices—in Zhejiang province has reached into the hundreds, according to Texas-based Christian human rights group ChinaAid.

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Trusting God for a second child in China

China | A Chinese house church pastor preaches faith in God before obedience to the government
by June Cheng
Posted 7/12/14, 08:30 am

CHINA—In a walk-up apartment in China, house church pastor Bill Zhang* offered me a seat at his dining table and pulled out two thick photo albums filled with family photos. Unlike the albums of most families in the country, the pictures showed two smiling teens posing with Zhang and his wife, rather than one.

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China beachhead

China | Pro-life efforts are growing in the nation with the most abortions. But saving lives in the womb is an enormous challenge—even within the church
by June Cheng
Posted 7/11/14, 01:00 am

CHINA—The smell of steamed rice and stir-fried beef waft into the simple warehouse converted into a church in northern China. Fans mounted on the walls breathe air into the warm room, as gracious hosts hand visitors cups of boiling water, the drink of choice no matter the weather. As two pastors—one American, one Chinese—finished teaching on the sanctity of life, women and men of all ages stood up, sobbing and praying for repentance: “Lord, forgive me for aborting my child; I didn’t know it was murder. Lord, forgive me for shedding innocent blood.”

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