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Christians in China need qualified clergy who can contribute to the development of society, China's Minister of State Administration for Religious Affairs says.
The detention of China’s most famous critic, Ai Weiwei, is part of a widening crackdown on dissent and detentions, says Amnesty International.
The Chinese authorities should immediately release prominent pro-democracy activist Liu Xianbin, human rights agency Amnesty International says.
Hong Kong Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops have called for social justice in their Christmas messages, praising human rights defenders in China as 'shining stars'.
1,000 people in Hong Kong joined a celebration by Christian groups and others for imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, coinciding with the ceremony in Oslo.
Unity among Chinese Protestants is important in the rapid growth of the church, the head of the China Christian Council has said on a European visit.
Vatican and Hong Kong cardinals have criticised the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association for organising the ordination of a bishop in northeastern China.
China is being called on to release a woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a supposedly anti-Japanese message.
Changes in Chinese Christianity may make the officially-sanctioned China Christian Council less important, says the head of the Church of Sweden.
Human rights groups have deplored a jail sentence given to a Chinese activist who organized a support group for parents of babies made ill by tainted milk.