Christians in officially-atheist China are braving the wrath of authorities as they put back crosses atop their churches that were knocked down by the police in Zheijang province, home to “China’s Jerusalem.”
Last month, the Chinese authorities in the province announced that crosses must come off all churches.
That elicited a response from the region’s largest evangelical church in the form of a rare open letter, which stated that the policy is “likely to cause chaos … and religious conflicts.”
“The churches are restoring their cross over and over again,” said Zan Aizong, a local evangelical and former journalist. “They are being bold and very courageous.”