Read Christian Persecution Continues to Rise in China, by Michael Trimmer, at Christian Today.
"Christian persecution continues to rise in China, according to the China Aid's 2013 Persecution Report.
"Looking specifically at government persecution of Christians, persecution in China rose by 38.82% between 2012 and 2013.
"The level of persecution was based on the number of persecution cases reported, the number of people persecuted, the number of people detained, the number of people sentenced, the number of abuse cases and the number of people abused.
"The most dramatic jump is in the number of people persecuted, which rose from 4,919 in 2012 to 7,424 in 2013, an increase of 50.9%."