Religion: China's Secret Christians

In Foochow last February, five Chinese Christians were arrested and paraded in dunce hats through the city streets. The incident was related to TIME Correspondent David Aikman in Hong Kong by two overseas Chinese missionaries who had been visiting the coastal province of Fukien. While such a tale of public humiliation is hardly extraordinary, the reason for it was. The missionaries reported that an underground Chinese Christian community numbering more than 1,200 has grown up in Foochow over the past five years. If the story of the Foochow revival is indeed basically true, it signals that the Christian faith can still...

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