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China Cracks Down on Churches

As China Cracks Down on Churches, Christians Declare ‘We Will Not Forfeit Our Faith’ – The New York Times

CHENGDU, China — For months, Gu Baoluo had been looking forward to a boisterous Christmas celebration at one of China’s best-known Protestant churches. He loved decorating trees, singing songs like “Silent Night” and watching the annual Christmas pageant recounting the birth of Jesus. But in early December, the police shut down Mr. …