China Stops More Than 100 Christians From Boarding Planes For Overseas Event

Authorities in China have slapped a travel ban on more than 100 Protestant Christians en route to a religious training event in South Korea, RFA has learned.

State security police at airports in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou issued the travel bans on the grounds that the would-be participants in a conference run by a U.S.-based Baptist church on Jeju Island were “likely to damage national security.”

Conference organizers the Institute of Leadership Research had invited more than 100 delegates from Protestant “house churches” not officially recognized by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

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