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The Assassin’s Mace
The Assassin’s Mace

In ancient Chinese folklore, there is a legend about a hero confronted by a more powerful enemy.Stronger than a giant and armed with the most expensive weapons of the day, the enemy was feared by all.But the hero did not shrink from challenging this mighty enemy in a fight to the death, because...

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05/10/2021

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Private Education Law
Private Education Law

You may be surprised to hear that one in every five students in China attends a private school. In fact, over the last twenty years Chinese parents have been scrimping and saving to get their children into them.Why? Because private schools are perceived to give students the best chance to score...

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29/09/2021

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Early Rain
Early Rain

The CCP is continuing its relentless campaign against Christians who do not join their State-led church. China's house churches and family churches were estimated to have numbers as high as 100-150 million believers before the February 2018 Religious Regulations came into effect, but within a...

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29/09/2021

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October Briefs
October Briefs

What's in a name? The names of China's Christian assemblies have changed over time to reflect their situation. With the cruel and brutal persecution experienced by Christians during the Cultural Revolution churches were all driven into hiding and collectively became known as the "Underground...

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29/09/2021

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The English Doctor
The English Doctor

[The writer is a Mainland Chinese believer who has lived in the West since 1995. ] I am often asked: “When did you become a Christian?”Many Chinese become believers in Jesus after they come to the West.They often have amazing stories to tell about walking into a church out of...

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28/09/2021

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The Müller Connection
The Müller Connection

In the year 1835, many might be surprised to know, there were only a dozen orphan houses in all of England and Wales. Yet orphans were common. In Bristol orphans were rampant, and it was here that George Müller first converted his home to an orphanage. The city had experienced a cholera...

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16/09/2021

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Churches Targeted For Persecution
Churches Targeted For Persecution

CCP demands 'united front';all who resist will be persecuted. Xuncheng Reformed Church is an unregistered church in the Shanxi Province capital, Taiyuan. Possibly due to its close connections with Chengdu's Early Rain Covenant Church and its imprisoned Pastor Wang Yi, the Chinese Communist Party...

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06/09/2021

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Double Reduction Policy
Double Reduction Policy

It’s been a disconcerting couple of months for our friends and co-workers in China's education industries. Confusion and panic erupted as word began circulating that big changes were afoot in the private sector. And sure enough, onJuly 23rd 2021, the Chinese government pounded the industry...

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03/09/2021

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High Road To Change
High Road To Change

A nation can choose its friends, but it can’t choose its neighbours. China shares a short section of border (76kms) with Afghanistan. From the border, a pan-handle of land 350 km (220 mi) long and 13–65 km (8–40 mi) wide, known as the Wakhan Corridor, stretches...

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02/09/2021

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The AppSTER Report
The AppSTER Report

There are many compelling reasons why Chinese avoid walking into a Christian bookstore, or avoid ordering or downloading religious material online, including Bible apps. These actions leave them open to China's big data surveillance and alert the state that this is a religious person. Today,...

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01/09/2021

Prayer Updates / AppSTER

Choosing Wisely
Choosing Wisely

A while back, CCSM reported that the tremendously popular crowdfunded series “The Chosen’ was being subtitled into Chinese and was in process of being overdubbed for Chinese viewers. The Chosen series itself has been very well produced and is a credit to its creator Dallas...

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20/08/2021

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DNA Dynamics
DNA Dynamics

There is no way to imagine the deep and enduring pain of a parent who has lost a child. China has more than its share of such divided families. In recent years in Xinjiang, China’s most western province, thousands of Uyghur children have been removed from their families and placed in...

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14/08/2021

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Intrigue not Abandonment
His Grace Abounds In 2021
Xu Xiaohong 徐晓鸿 - The Patriot
When God Calls
The Pastoring Reality
Religious Clergy Cards
Reimagining Human Rights
Missionary Preparation
The Rewards of Teaching
Servants and Spies
Gu Mengfei 顾梦飞
The Great Value of Pastors
China News Brief
Pray For Authorities
Lily's Story
Lily's Story - Part 2
Pastor Wu Wei 吴巍牧师
Vision Transition
What a Difference 30 Years Makes
Perserverence in Trials
Don't Spoil The Party
MOOCs
New Frontier for Mission
Joe’s Story – an update.
One Certainty, One Hope
Death – A Subject To Avoid
Improper Punishments
Called by God Into the Heart of the Dragon
My God Is Free
Gods Are Expensive
Families Divided
The Person I Want to Thank the Most
The Silver Halo
Biometric Birth Certificates Battle Trafficking
Book Review of: China’s Harvest Fields
News and Insights in Brief
CCSM Report from the Field
Where are they now?
Teaching in Isolation
Hong Kong Security Law
Zhaba
China’s Relationship with India
Swedish Mission in China – Part 2
Swedish Mission in China – Part 1
Long Term Faith
Minority’s Conversion Banned
Foreign Teacher Credit Scores
Seminaries Struggling To Attract Students
Civilised Societies
Civilization Practise Stations
National Vaccination Law
IVF in Demand
No Immunity
Email From China
Leaving the Party
Reputation Ripples
Not home yet
For Love, Money or Status
For Love, Money or Status
Health Code App for Foreigners
Eziza’s Choice
Social Welfare Stopped
Ngari Tibet Relocations
Ngari Prefecture – In Transition
The Long Walk
Chokehold on Publishers
Hong Kong Security Law
The Chosen
e-RMB
Hakka
Project Pearl
Chinese Missionaries and the Present Pandemic Crisis.
Sitting Alone
The Korean Minority 朝鲜族
Arthur Jackson and the Manchuria Plague
George and Grace Stott
Isolation
A great time to be a Bible College student.
Äynu - Abdal (ئابدال), Ainu 艾努 人
No Help in Sight
The Wenzhou Flame
The Kazakh Minority
Xenophobia Rising
Blockchain Boosts Charity
Who is Xia Baolong?
Suffocating Laws
Bolstering the Pension Fund
The Hani People
COVID-19 Outbreak in China
Kidnapped by Technology
Generations of the Future
The Tujia
Organ Harvesting
Rural Poverty Alleviation – Joy, Heartache and Opportunity
Chinese in a Jewish Homeland
The Race toward a Cashless Society
African Students Denied Place To Worship
Dreams and Visions
Intercession is Crucial
Shixing (史兴 / Xumi旭米 / Sumu粟母)
The Highway to Change
Lame Huang
Business Culture
The Wakhi People
A Kingdom Across Borders
The Veracity of the Scriptures
UBS Letter of Assurance
Signing up for the Bible
Hong Kong Protests
The Puroik – A New Name
Dying for Immortality
Return To Zero
Castaway but not Abandoned
Give Me Your Phone
The Shui Minority
Taking God out of the Classics
“We Need To Do More” - says 12 year old Intercession Team Member
Christian Brides Trafficked
Mongols
Wikipedia Banned
From Candy Canes To Christ (Part 2.)
Handling Fire and Fervour
One Child Nation
150 Pastors Arrested in Raid
Under the Lens
This Is Also Where I Stand!
From Candy Canes to Christ
Subtle Restrictions
Attitudes to Adoption
Paying Respect
Guangzhou Whistleblowers
Wang Yi
Tribute to Samuel Lamb
The Word for Uyghur
The Matter of Mission
Little Red Phone App
The Dong People
Remember Xinjiang
Visions Beyond the Veil
The Return Of Christ
Blessed to Be A Blessing
Choosing to Stay
Wumeng
Theology in the TSPM
Youth Under Pressure
Child-Friendly Festivals
The Martyrs’ Legacy
Not Guantanamo
The House Churches
Younuo
Counting the Cost
Church and Home Schools
Opportunity in a Difficult Context
In Jesus Name
TSPM Structure
God is Red – Book Review
The Amdo Tibetans
Alopen
Close To Home?
Two Churches, One Land
Project Dragonfly
The Lost Kingdom
Update on the Social Credit System
Joyful Ministry
High School Cultural Exchange Trip 2018.
The Wild West
One Land, Two Churches
The Central Theme
Systematic Church Suppression
The Rural Challenges
Medical Teams – Family Affairs.
The Beautiful Game in China
The World According To Xi
Weiqi and the Great Commission!
Qinghai Kazakh
Not Singled Out
Minorities Update
Returnee Model
Jonê Tibetans (Also known as Choni, Chone, Cone, Zhuōní Xiàn)
Joe's Story
Cultic “Messianic” Movements
Dali and the Bai People
Sinicizing Chinese Christianity
Free Bible Online
Going the Distance
Preparing for Persecution
Bibles Expelled from Online Stores
SARA Abolished
Cultural Revolution Revisited?
A Daughter’s Story
Xi Extends Term
FieldPartner International
Prepare to be Unprepared
Dual Passports
Kiwis in China
A tribute to an Awesome Young Man
VPN - Virtual Private Networks
Rent-A-Boyfriend
Future Proofing
WeChat ID & Wallet
Mang People
The Space Between Memories – Book Review
Neighbourhood Committees
Revised Regulations Become Law
Public Amenity Revolution
Wa Minority
Skype Banned
Mercy Team October 2017
Macau - City of Sin
Yiwu - Santa’s Workshop
Xiandao  (Zhangta)
Medical project expands
Season of Opportunity
Love in Action
Thoughts for a New Era
The Xiangcheng
God is in Control
New Religious Regulations Passed
Driven to Suicide
Love is Patient
19th Party Congress
“Make This Worth It”
Changsha
Hands-On Service
Pastoral Ministry
Short Wave – Long Reach
Forgotten, Avoided and Neglected
China Summer Camps 2017
Life in China
Eastern Lightning
Bringing Hope
After I Die
AppSTER Project Expands
Solving the Healthcare Problem
Deaths in Pakistan
Xiongan New Area
Summer Camps 2017
A Harsh Winter Season?
Answering a Call
What Christianity in China is Really Like
The Jingpo
A Full Library of Materials
Fighting Despair
Blessings or Curses
Chinese Worldview
Sinicization
Mentors Needed
One Belt, One Road
A Famine of ‘Good Samaritans’
More Births
Difficult Questions for China’s Missionaries
A Life Exchange
Succession Plans
A Search for Deeper Meaning
“The Harvest is so Ripe”
China’s Invisible Children
Smog Season
Giving up on Life
Foreign NGO Law
Not “Business as Usual”
China’s Diabetes Problem
Reaching the Ethnic Minorities
News from our China-Based Co-Workers
594 Billionaires
Empty Heart Disease
The Role of Religion
To Every People Group
The Chinese Dream
Launching our New Project
Xi as the Core
Rural Changes
Cultural Challenges
China’s Quest for a Moral Compass
Short-Term Teams
Chinese Returnees
Draft Religious Law Revisions
Forced to Confess
“Like a Treasure”
Praying for Spiritual Breakthroughs
A Smartphone World
The 5 Challenges
End-of-Life Care
A Mobile Student Population
A Season of Disasters
Summer Camp Teams
China - land of contrasts
Success – a Spiritual Disaster?
Touching Lives
New Law for Foreign NGOs
News from our Literature Ministry Team
Combatting Domestic Violence
Water Shortage
New Followers of Jesus
One Fifth of China’s Children
Summer Camp Programme
Moved by the Compassion of Strangers
The Cultural Revolution - 50 Years On
Investing in Children’s Lives
Hospital Scalpers
Growing Superstition
Hand-Copying the Bible
Breaking Ground
The Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
President Xi on Religion
A Painful Transition
Changing Attitudes to Disabled People
A New Five-Year Plan
The “New Religion”
Parachute Kids
TSPM Pastors Detained
Dramatic Changes
April Teams
Four Key Challenges
Billionaire Capital
1-1-1 Missions Campaign
Gradual Hukou Reform
A Spiritual Holy Place
Winter Camps
Cracking Down on Lawyers and Activists
Thick Pollution, But Action Promised
Left Behind
Seeing God at Work
A Fourth Disaster
A New Year for the Church
Happy New Year of the Monkey!
Requests from our China-based Co-workers
Reaching the Unreached Peoples
Literature Projects
Building Good Foundations
Why Do We Pray?
“Touching Porcelain”
Reaching Muslims?
Enormous Strides in Health
No Sign of Jesus
Two-Child Policy
Illegal Migrant Workers
Literature Update
War on Pollution
Putting Faith into Practice
“Is This the Truth?”
Economic Slowdown
Smuggled Meat
Helping the Helpless
Seeking to Foresee Their Futures
A Family Mission
How Can the Church Respond?
Official Churches Protest
English Corners in an English-Speaking Country
Explosions in Tianjin
Fighting Drug Abuse
Faith in Action
Tragic Deaths in Guizhou
Summer Camps
National Security Law
Gambling Addicts
Sending Churches
How Can We Respond?
China Today
River Cruise Tragedy
The Golog People
Anti-Smoking Campaign
Returning Believers
China School of Missions Update
Summer Camps
A Transitioning China
Introducing our new base directors
A China Challenge
Opportunities to Share
Caring for the Elderly
Needs of the Church
Celebrating Qing Ming
“Tigers and Flies”
Chinese Society
Under the Dome
Young Generations - Born in the late 1990s
Young Generations - Born in the early 1990s
Young Generations - Born in the 1980s
Social Media
A Lion's Roar
Global Travellers
The Foreigners’ Role
Away in a Manger
Four Challenges
Four Comprehensives
Called to Make Disciples of Every Nation
The Image of Jesus Christ
A New Semester
Reforming the Gaokao
An Orphan’s Hopes
Distinguishing Christianity from Cults
Domestic Violence
A Window of Opportunity
Rich City, Poor Village
Chinese New Year
Lessons from the Church Overseas
Making Sense of China’s Church
A Name Greater Than Cancer
Cross-Cultural Mission from China
Mercy Ministry Update
Preaching Through The Bible by Michael Eaton
Help in Ebola Crisis
Controlling Christianity
Spiritual Lessons in China - by S M Ho
Investing in God's Kingdom - Through Prayer
Tightening the Law on Cults
Freedom from Spiritual Bondage
Emerging Mission Organisations
Living in Poverty
Turning Point in Wenzhou?
Christmas in China
A Call to Prayer for China
Eastern Lipo
Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues
Interns in China
House Churches and Cults
Medical Missions
‘Preaching through the Bible’
Top Ten Concerns
Different People from Different Cultures Serving The Lord as One
“Aliens” in our Lands
Reaching the Miao
Factory Explosion
An Unfaithful Husband
Upcoming Teams
Crackdown near North Korean border
Thoughts on Religion
Starting From Almost Nothing
Caring for Elderly Parents
In God’s Timing
Schools of Missions
Fast Food Meat Scandal
Encountering God and loving Him through a child
“One Eye Open and One Eye Closed”
Heading out into the World
Summer Camp
Probing Foreign NGOs
‘Preaching through the Bible’
Medical Team
McDonald’s Murder
China Trends
An Exciting Journey that Makes a Difference
Antioch School of Missions
Christianity amongst the Uighur
English Cultural Exchange
Under Unbearable Pressure
Behind the Walls of Boot Camp
Reducing Christianity’s Public Profile
Working Together With God's People
Water Scare
What Role Can We Play?
Six Key Issues
Caring for the Sick
A Growing Empty Space
The Chaoxian
Praying, Sharing and Caring
Urbanization Drive
Equipping Chinese Believers to Serve in Cross-Cultural Mission
God’s Different Plan - by Sandra
“Stigmatised, Marginalised and Abused”
Progress in Fighting Corruption
Bold Obedience
The Huayao Tai
Two Teams
China’s Religious Policy
Relaxing the One-Child Policy
Tragedy in Kunming
Ewenki
Needed - Men & Women of Prayer!
Smoking Banned
Petitioners Find Christ
Housing Woes
Rich in the Lord
Priorities for 2014
A Family's Journey
Responding to the Needs
Chengguan
Two Groups of Believers
More and More
Calling Those Who Will Pray
Pastoring a Three-Self Church
Misconceptions
Prayer of Repentance
Church Issues
Meaningful Opportunities
Welcoming The Church’s Support
One-Child Policy Relaxed
Bold Reforms
Holly - Willing To Go
Petitioner to Bomber
Dealing with Challenges
Choices
China’s “Rich and Shameless”
Combating Pollution
Water Crisis
Mercy Ministry
Respect for Teachers
Hope for the Homeless
Five Principles
Moral Compass Needed
Fruitful Witness
Editorial
Urbanization
Teaching English
“Leftover Women”
Teaching as a Ministry
“More persecution, more growth”.
Transformed by The Lord
Political Drama
Business As Mission
Travelling Through China
Made in China
Responding to the Need
A Tough Job Market
Seoul Commitment
New Team Opportunities
A Month of Suffering
A Passion for Orphans
Fighting Malnutrition
“A Rollercoaster Ride”
Churches in China
Avoidable Disaster
China Dream
Pure Milk
More AM-CCSM News
Entry and Re-entry
Caring for the Elderly
Stepping Out Into the World
Frugality Drive
Adapting and Impacting
The Cantonese
Where To From Here?
Earthquake
Seeing China Through His Lens
Bringing Joy and Peace
Bird Flu Returns
Touching Lives Through Film
A Place of Blessing
Missing Women
AM-CCSM News
Opportunities at Easter
New Leaders’ Priorities
From our International Director
Short-Term Teams
A Tu Believer
China School of Missions
Deceived by Eastern Lightning
Serving the Community
Crossing the Line
A Milestone Year
Microblogging Their Faith
Qinghai’s Minorities
Understanding God’s Grace
Choking Pollution
Walking the Road to Faith
A Wonderful Year for our All-Chinese Teams
Thoughts on the Future
A Ripe Harvest Field for the Gospel
From our International Director
AM-CCSM News
End of the World
All-Chinese Teams
‘Left-Behind’ Children
Returning Home
Change on the Agenda
China Needs You!
“Seaweed”
Unconditional Love
Being Part of God’s Work
Ten Years of Change
Introducing China’s New Leaders
From our International Director
News from the Mercy Team
Unreached Minority Groups
Affordable Housing
Impacting Lives
The Church’s Concerns
People’s Concerns
Loving the Kids
Health Issues
Overwhelmed by the Need
Anti-Japanese Protests
Teams Heading for China
God’s Footprint in China
From our International Director
Moving Overseas
Fighting Illegal Drug Use
Olympic Triumphs
Impacting China
China By Numbers
Leadership Transition
Editorial
Workers from North Korea
Adopted Children
China - Africa Relations
Pressure on Church Leaders
China School of Missions
Big Plans
Floods in Beijing
A Smorgasbord of Opportunities; and a Lifetime of Memories!
They Touched My Heart
From our International Director
Refugees
Come and See
Organ Donations
China School of Missions
Forced Abortion
Touching Lives
On the Roads
Legal Matters
Distributing Christian Literature
Raising Children
‘Come & See’
Leadership Changes
From our International Director
Retirement
The Naxi - Still Unreached
Abundant Opportunities
Reason for Optimism
Changing China
Marriage Pressures
New Drivers
Changing Lives
Seeds Sown Over Easter
Economic Challenges
Signs of the Times
From our International Director
Advancing God’s Work Together
Lives Transformed
‘Sea Turtles’
Reaching China’s Young People
Today’s Chinese Church
Land Grabs
Editorial
Miao People
Growing Fatter Faster
Attacks on Chinese Overseas
The Old and the New
Passing the Baton
Online Materials
The Roof of the World
A Year of Change
Transformation
From our International Director
AM-CCSM News
Studying Overseas
Serving the Poor and Needy
Thank You!
Feeding Hungry Hearts
Challenges Christians Face
Urban Poverty
Preparing to Serve
Divine Appointments
Left Behind Children
Come and See
Serving the Church in China
A Church Facing Challenges
A Changing Church
“A Bullet-Train in a Thunderstorm”
From our International Director
“Gutter Oil”
Spiritual Adoption
Celebrating Christmas
A Huge Task
Thoughts from an Intercession Team
Good Samaritans
AM-CCSM News
Traffic Accidents
A Positive Trend
Poles Apart from the Gospel
Cover-Ups?
A Growing Church
From our International Director
Mercy Ministry Update
A Dilemma
Xining City
Migrant Schools Closed
Desperate Methods
Young People
Seeking Happiness and Justice
An Army of Ordinary People
Bloodshed in Xinjiang
More Food Scandals
Crossing Cultural Boundaries in Worship
From Our China-Based Co-Workers
Impacting Students
The Main Issues
Train Crash
From Our Short-Term Team Members
Boot Camp
From our International Director
AM-CCSM News
Sharing the Good News
The Bai People
90 Years of the CCP
Representing Jesus
Floods Follow Drought
Hearts Opening to the Lord
Treated Differently
The Naxi People
Learning to Worship
More Books and DVDs
Challenges and Opportunities!
“Abnormal Growth”
Census Results
From our International Director
Bringing the Harvest to Us
Overseas Mission
Searching for a Bible
Showing the Love of Christ
‘City on a Hill’
CCSM News
Storm clouds spreading - News Canada
The Tea House Servant
Rightly Dividing the Gospel
The Baonuo (Baiku Yao)
Rural Poverty Alleviation – Joy, Heartache and Opportunity