Christianity Step into the Public Through Secular Mass Media in China

By Li Sheke, October 17, 2015 01:10 AM

The Center

Shandou Daily

On Oct. 11, Guangdong Shantou Christian Comprehensive Center held the Completion Ceremonny and about 2500 people attended it. Many local media, such as Shantou TV and Shandou Daily reported the event.

Shantou Daily reported it in the title "An Religious Activity Place Adds in Our City" on Page 02 the next day, introducing that the Center has two buildings, a multiple-use building and a church building with over 5000 square meters by floor space and about 6500 square meters by construction area, costing 20 million yuan.

According to CCC/TSPM offical website, this Center is located in the south of Xigang Three Bridges on Daxue Road, Shantou. The field was given to the local church by the government according to the Religious Policy of Real Estate as compensation. This Center is to serve Christianity in the whole city, focus on developing volunteer teams and enhance basic quality of the preachers.

In recent years, many local meida covered Christianity related news. For example, Wenzhou Evening News reported the intergrity testimony of the preacher Xu Sensen in headlines in July, 2013; Xiamen Daily reported the story of David Abee the first time, who preached the gospel openly in China.

In January, 2015, Huzhou Daily reported the brief introcution of Christianity in Huizhou on Page A4, within around seven hundred words and illustrating the photo that Pastor Zhan Shaochu stands next to a Christmas tree. Batou Daily, this April, reported the event that CCC&TSPM in Kun District organized Christians for unpaid donation of blood. In August Changsha Evening News reported that A Germany pastor opened a shelter and helped 550 orphans to live through the Anti-Janpanese War in Zhijiang, Huaihua, Hunan province.

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