(Charisma) – Those who report underground churches to authorities in China are going to be financially rewarded, according to Marcus Jones of London’s Premier Radio. It’s reported authorities in the city of Guangzhou will give up to one thousand pounds for information. It’s part of a crackdown on illegal worship. Elaine Pang, a British Chinese Christian attending church in London expressed her sadness on Premier’s News Hour. “To be honest, I’m not very surprised,” she said.
“There’s a massive underground church network in China, as most Christians might know. I think it just shows how desperate the government are to crack down on religion in China. “Over the five years that I lived in China, it was really clear that money is really a force and motivation for a lot of things, whether that’s in education, getting a job, bribery, all these kinds of things.” She added: “Now that they’re using this kind of means to crack down on the churches, it’s quite expected. I think it’s sad, but not surprising.” READ MORE