Charities urge Prime Minister to challenge China on religious freedom

Theresa May has been urged to challenge the Chinese president on religious freedom as she visits the country on a state visit. 

Reports confirm that six members of a church group were recently sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for ‘using an evil cult to organise and undermine law enforcement’.

Chinese authorities also demolished the Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi Provence using dynamite. And two Christian pastors were fined over $1 million for collecting ‘illegal’ donations from members of the congregation in Guizhou.

Benedict Rogers from Christian Solidarity Worldwide said: “We hope she will raise these cases and urge China that if it wants to be a global superpower, which it clearly is in the running for, it needs to uphold human rights for its own people.”