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Christianity's rocky path in China

From the February 13, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Christianity’s ‘secret history’ in China is long and fascinating” Ekklesia and ENI News. December 31, 2011.

Though Western companies, from American automakers to European luxury firms, have recently gained a foothold in China, Christian religion has played a role there for much longer than General Motors or Hermes.   Nonetheless, Christianity’s presence in China has been “hidden from the West for many years,” says Wenguang Huang in the introduction to his translation of God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China (HarperOne, 2011) by Liao Yiwu, a dissident writer whose previous book landed him in jail.