POST TIME: 11 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
China shuts down famous Christian church

China shuts down famous Christian church

BEIJING: Beijing officials have shut down one of China's largest "underground" Protestant churches for operating without a licence, the Communist government's latest move to ramp up control over religious worship, reports AFP.

Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church -- housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital -- after its Sunday afternoon service, said church pastor Jin Mingri.

"They chased everyone out and sealed off the place, even tearing down our signage on the wall," Jin told AFP on Monday.