On 25 August Chinese police conducted night raids in Wenzhou (also known as
'China's Jerusalem') in which several pastors were seized along with
prominent Christian attorney Zhang Kai and his assistant Liu Peng. In July,
as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was rounding up human rights lawyers,
Zhang announced the formation of a group of some 30 Christian lawyers who
would defend churches under attack in the southern coastal province of
Zhejiang. He called the group 'Lawyers for Protection of the Cross'. Citing
information from police and Christians in Wenzhou, Zhang's employer Yang
Xinquan said Zhang reportedly has been charged with national security
offences. This could see Zhang spend six months in secretive detention. Grave
concerns are held for his safety. Please pray for China, its believers and
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