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Biden must help fleeing Chinese Christians

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In 2019, a small Chinese house church's congregation fled together to South Korea in search of relief from the persecution they had endured at the hands of the Chinese government. Sadly, the South Korean government has rejected the group’s asylum bids, and the once-successful Chinese Christians are relegated to working on farms as they appeal the decisions.

Faced with poor prospects in South Korea, this congregation now hopes to resettle in America. In light of our nation’s history as a haven for the religiously persecuted, American leaders should do everything they can to bring this persecuted church to the United States.

Founded in 2012, Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church operated outside the purview of the Chinese Communist Party for years and was thereby viewed by authorities as illegal. Although he was occasionally questioned by the police, things were tolerable for Pastor Pan Yongguang until China tightened religious regulations in 2018. It was then that authorities became intent on shutting the church down if it did not conform to and teach socialist ideology. Officials told Pan that he should “inculcate our beliefs, teach the children to listen to the party and follow the party.”

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