Sunday, April 19, 2015   

China pursues 'Chinese Christian theology': state media
(08-07 11:52)

China will construct a "Chinese Christian theology" suitable for the country, state media reported Thursday, with both believer numbers and tensions with authorities on the rise.
China has between 23 million and 40 million Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 percent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai.
About 500,000 people are baptised as Protestants every year, it added.
"Over the past decades, the Protestant churches in China have developed very quickly with the implementation of the country's religious policy,'' the paper quoted Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, as saying.
"The construction of Chinese Christian theology should adapt to China's national condition and integrate with Chinese culture." --AFP   
Other China breaking news:
Two Beijing officials booted for graft (04-17 21:22)
Two alleged terror suspects killed near Vietnam border (04-17 21:12)
Li Chongxi, former aide to Zhou Yongkang indicted for bribery (04-17 20:57)
Taiwan workers win US$18m for cancer deaths at US electronics firm RCA (04-17 18:48)
Former Hubei adviser sentenced to 17 years (04-17 16:30)
Japan's surveillance threatens safety: China (04-17 15:27)
‘Impossible’ draws attention at Beijing film fest (04-17 14:57)
Italian film opens Beijing festival (04-17 14:50)
Logistics industry reports 7 trillion yuan sales (04-17 14:45)
Tibetan sets himself alight protesting against China (04-17 14:26)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.