Christians Are Heavily Persecuted Today in China
by Arielle Del Turco & Lela Gilbert, 6/9/20
Pastor Wang Yi & his wife in CHENGDU – In this 2000 photo provided by ChinaAid, pastor Wang Yi, left, poses with his wife Jiang Rong at the study room of their home in Chengdu, China. China on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, sentenced the prominent pastor who operated outside the Communist Party-recognized Protestant organization to nine years in prison. The People’s Intermediate Court in the southwestern city of Chengdu said Wang Yi was also convicted of illegal business operations, fined and had his personal assets seized. (ChinaAid via AP)
Formerly an acclaimed legal scholar, Pastor Wang Yi led Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church — one of the most influential churches in China’s vast underground Christian movement — for more than a decade.