China imposes new ban on Christian content on social media
In a recent crackdown on online Christian content, the Chinese government banned the WeChat accounts belonging to many registered churches.
WeChat is a popular social media in China that many churches utilise. The accounts that The government blocked accounts belonging to churches registered and approved by the Chinese government.
According to China Christian Daily, the Beijing Haidian Church’s account, one of the official flagship churches in the country, was removed from the app on the 7th of June. The same day, Shanghai Pure Heart Church suffered the same fate.
This recent attack on online Christian platforms began in late April, when, on the 29th of April, several popular Christian WeChat accounts with the words “Bible” or gospel” in their titles were shut down.
Hangzhou Chongyi Church of Zhejiang Province sent a note to its followers Tuesday, which stated its WeChat messages would be temporarily frozen and that updates would now come from its official website.