Chinese Police Arrest Christians For Nativity Play, Praying – But Barbados Still Loves Chinese Charity and Investment

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Chinese Ambassador To Barbados Wishes Us A “Merry Christmas” – While Government Thugs Arrest Christians In China

In what is an annual Christmas Eve event in Communist China, police and other government thugs conducted raids and arrested Christians throughout the country.

Communism is a jealous religion and tolerates no rivals.

For Christmas 2008, arrested and imprisoned Chinese Christians include nine women in Zucheng county, Henan province who were committing the dastardly crime of reenacting the nativity on the street. The nine women, including Mrs. Yue Zengyun who led the group, are currently being held at Detention Center of Yucheng County.

Another 19 Christians were arrested on December 22 during a raid on a Shepherd Fellowship Bible training class in Dianlong village, Yanghu township in Dongzhi county. On December 27th, forty police officers raided Christian homes in the earthquake zone in Sichuan. The residents of the homes had received assistance from other Christians when such assistance was prohibited. The police took away Li Zenggui, a local earthquake victim, and Christian volunteers Cao Gang, Brother Yang, as well as others. They also seized Bibles, hymnals, televisions, motorcycles and many other items owned by the Christians.

Slave Camps An Integral Part Of China’s Economy

It is well documented that many arrested Christians are sent to Communist China’s huge Laogai slave camp system. The slave camps are an integral part of the Chinese economy. Over a thousand slave labour camps hold an estimated over 3 million slaves. The slave labour camps’ connection with the Chinese trade in body parts of executed persons is well established and certainly there to be seen by anyone with a few minutes and a connection to the internet.

Meanwhile the Barbados government and Bajans seem to be quite happy to accept gifts and investment from the Chinese government without a word about the slave camps.

Such a strange position for a country like Barbados that witnessed the suffering and abuse of slavery and still remembers and celebrates those who fought for emancipation.

Source for the news of Christmas arrests: China Aid

Further Reading

Barbados Prime Minister Holds His Tongue About Slavery, Torture, Imprisonment, Forced Abortions Of Chinese Christians

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31 responses to “Chinese Police Arrest Christians For Nativity Play, Praying – But Barbados Still Loves Chinese Charity and Investment

  1. PiedPiper

    I just don’t get the Chinese. They have rampant capitolism and consumerism and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet, they still practice communism. It is ludicrous. You can’t have both, it’s either one or the other. When you have a high percentage of citizens who now have considerable wealth, how can you hope to continue to control individual freedom to practice religion, to speak out against the government controlled press and to bring about much needed change. The Communist Party should concede defeat and stop making a world wide laughing stock of themselves.

  2. 199

    Pied Piper, you said it in the first line; they’re a puzzle, I suspect, even to themselves and a dangerous one, at that! My best recommendation is to ‘keep a respectful, distance’!!

  3. 199

    Capitalism is an intrinsic, aspect of christianity so you might wonder, given their new found faith in capitalism, what the Chinese therefore, fear about christianity!!

    Yuh gotta laugh or yuh would cry!!

  4. 199

    It just occured to me!! – in my best Bajan lingo- !! “Duh doan call dem, henigmatic, fuh nutten”!!

    Lord!!

    Please excuse me, BFP!! Hive been drinking!!

    Laaaaaaddddddddddddddddd!!!!

  5. Optimist Prime

    Given the DLP’ policy on philantrophy; if you people keep critizing the Chinese, how will the DLP get: “the Chinese money” to finish the St. John Polyclinic; the old Empire Theatre and also – to finance those Constituency Councils?

  6. .23

    @ The Article: “For Christmas 2008, arrested and imprisoned Chinese Christians include nine women in Zucheng county, Henan province who were committing the dastardly crime of reenacting the nativity on the street. The nine women, including Mrs. Yue Zengyun who led the group, are currently being held at Detention Center of Yucheng County.

    Another 19 Christians were arrested on December 22 during a raid on a Shepherd Fellowship Bible training class in Dianlong village, Yanghu township in Dongzhi county. On December 27th, forty police officers raided Christian homes in the earthquake zone in Sichuan. The residents of the homes had received assistance from other Christians when such assistance was prohibited. The police took away Li Zenggui, a local earthquake victim, and Christian volunteers Cao Gang, Brother Yang, as well as others. They also seized Bibles, hymnals, televisions, motorcycles and many other items owned by the Christians.”

    What kind of policy toward the religion is this? Their government Policy ‘forgets’ (should I will appropriately say ‘ignore’) religious rights.

    That is not a good way to spend Christmas in de cell.

  7. Facts

    We shouldn’t isolate the Bdos govt. for trading and liasing with China. All other nations which boast and sound the trumpet for democracy should be questioned.

    Pied Piper
    ————
    In my opinion, China practices pseudo-slavery.

  8. 199

    .22, whatever the merits of your comment, are you incapable of comprehending that you’re not allowed to use that moniker on this website!! Do BFP and I, have to tell u every, single time! Why is n’t it obvious, to you or are you just an annoying, provocative, bastard?!! I’m surprised that, inspite of their warning, BFP has n’t yet, banned you!!

  9. Sargeant

    @Pied Piper

    As you can see from the attached article on China by Robert Reich “Capitalism doesn’t require Democracy”.

    As to BFP’s point about practicing Christianity in China, rather than beating up on the Chinese on this issue perhaps BFP should publish a list of countries where the citizens cannot profess their faith openly. Are they any Christian churches in Saudi Arabia? Can anyone practice Christianity in Saudi Arabia?

    http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0110-42.htm

  10. PiedPiper

    I would respond toyour post Sargeant but someone might accuse me of talking to myself 😉

  11. The Scout

    Irrespective of which ever government is in office in Barbados, they play up to the Chinese. the question must be asked, how much do the Chinese construction companies in Barbados play their chinese workers?. At one stage I know it was Bds $10.00 per day, that’s why they could outbid ALL other construction companies in the island on any project. At one stage one of the local unions where questioning this matter but it seem they have gone quiet. Is it because this country is reaping the sweets of getting manyt project done at a very low cost? Let me remind this or any other government,”wah sweeten goat mout dus bun he in he backside.? Is the large influx of chinese in Barbados living part of the deal? People, enjoy Christmas now for in another 10 yrs, we too might be arrested for attending a Christmas church service.

  12. corporal

    Someone like who Sandpiper – Patrick Porter maybe?

  13. Optimist Prime

    Barbados is for Barbadians first!

    That is what our Prime Minister said, as regards foreign labour. With some 3000 construction workers said to go on the breadline early next year – will the DLP government still allow the Chinese to do construction work that Barbadians can do?

    Imagine! In 1994, unemployment was 26.2%, yet the then DLP government facilitated Chinese labour.

    Will the DLP get it right this time? Or, is it about the Chinese money?

    Remember, there was no official response from government, as regards health concerns (“Mello-mine.” ) which BFP was concerned about.

  14. .23

    @199: “.22, whatever the merits of your comment, are you incapable of comprehending that you’re not allowed to use that moniker on this website!! Do BFP and I, have to tell u every, single time!”

    I never actually ‘saw’ any warnings from BFP or yourself. If there are warnings issued, can you please post the warnings BFP made to me, kindly.

  15. Cliverton Not Signed In

    Hi .22

    Cliverton here, not signed in but you’ll know it is me because we will again change your name to .23. Yes we have asked you to stop previously but “I guess” you didn’t see it.

    Stop using .22 please as it is a gun size and that is not allowed as a name here.

  16. .23 (New User Name: A-Fish)

    @Cliverton Not Signed In

    Ah, now I get it, 199 thanks for the heads up.

    Here is why I ended up with the name “.22”. When I first recently visited BFP and was to make my very first post way back in September this year. I thought I have filled my supposed username however when I made my submission (which I may not have filled my username) automatically designated the name as “.22” and not my name. So I carried the name until today. I will be using ‘A-Fish’ as my name for future posts here and BU.

    Thank you, Cliverton and BFP very much appreciated it.
    Happy New Years (In Advance). 😀

  17. 199

    .23, there’re some things which one should n’t NEED to be told, at your age, Sir!! Barbadians need to ******* wake-up!!

  18. PiedPiper

    Bimbro, are you familiar with the not so complimentary term “panty-waist”? If so do you get yours from Marks & Sparks?

  19. jodiperry

    BFP

    Why dont you start your fight against religious intolerance and slave labour by boycotting the Middle eastern oil barons. Stop filling your gas guzzlers with the black gold and take the bus or walk, send a message to Saudi Arabia where the practice of christianity is punishable by law and women are chattel and children are bought and sold like market commodities. You can then move on to Dubai, Yemen etc you get my point.

    After youve taught those heretics a lesson you can then start a bonfire at Nelsons statue and burn yor blackberrys, HPs, Dells, Nokias, Samsungs, Flat panel TVs, light fixtures, IBM notebooks, Toshiba notebooks ipods etc (all made in china using pseudo slave labour). I’m certain the ‘gifts’ the Bds govt receives from China doesnt amount to 1 % of the value of your chinese comsumerism.

    At the end of the day all so called ‘first world’ countries (a club Barbados is dying to join I understand) built their economies on slave labour, exploitation/murder of indigenous peoples and mercantilsm.
    So China is dragging its feet, so what. Lets hold Britain to account for the atrocities she committed in the name of empire building and only after that we can point fingers at China.

  20. quethetears

    jodiperry, Britain outlawed slavery almost 200 years ago. China still has them. I agree with your point about the Middle East and women’s rights etc. but I don’t agree we should ignore China until Britain pays slave reparations. Doesn’t make sense.

  21. 199

    PP, no, I’m not familiar with the term, however, I am with ‘a big girl’s blouse’!! Does that describe, you?!!

    In relation to .23, I’m also acquainted with the term, ‘stupid-idiot’!!

  22. J.Payne

    To:PiedPiper-

    China is actually Socialist right now. Because they have a growing middle class as opposed to Communist which has a super rich and a super poor (the masses.)

    China still has the Communist party. And the power still has lots of power due to the fact that China represents 1 billion of the 6 billion people on Earth so they are still able to do as they please.

    IMHO- If Africa reversed itself into 2-3 super-nations total in Africa they would be just as powerful as China.

    To: Optimist Prime –

    Isn’t it funny these days the Caribbean nations one by one keep enslaving themselves to Cuba, Venezuela, and China time after time.

  23. Optimist Prime

    @J.Payne
    December 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    “To: Optimist Prime –

    Isn’t it funny these days the Caribbean nations one by one keep enslaving themselves to Cuba, Venezuela, and China time after time.”
    —————————————————

    Development finance my friend!

    Do you remember the ads the DLP ran in the last election, with Local and Regional Statemesman – The Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, M.P., – in a photo to Mr. Castro of Cuba?

    Who would have though that Mr. Thompson would now be lecturing the outgoing American Ambassador on America’s relationship with Cuba?

    You see politics; the DLP’s credibility and Mr. Sincklers brilliant point – that people who know nothing about the electoral process – change the last government?

  24. J. Payne

    It is all quite comical.

    Venezuela single handedly took Bird Rock out of the Commonwealth of Dominica’s backyard. They took Ankoko Island from Guyana and further today they have put out a claim to more than 1/3rd of Guyana.

    In protest, the whole slew of Caribbean countries turn to PetroCaribe and promise to turn over their national oil/gas industries to PSDVA. That’s showing them… 🙂

    Things right now in the Caribbean are at an interesting crossroads. CARICOM is becoming stalled and all the other unions besides the FTAA are proceeding. Even the Dominican Republic has come from Behind and is catching up to Barbados slowly but surely.

  25. jodiperry

    Quethetears

    And why not. Charity begins at home. All the chinese has to tell us is to mind our own business and by right we should.

  26. RRRicky

    I take it that jodiperry feels the same way about all human rights causes around the world, ie that we should mind our own business.

    Why help anyone out of goodness, right jodiperry?

    Why be concerned about slavery in africa or India? Doesn’t concern us. Why be concerned about millions starving to death? Jodiperry is well fed.

    Pathetic.

  27. We get China. China has no morality but China itself.
    What China does is not what is good, but what is good for China.
    All these people who are reflexively anti-American seem to want to rush to China’s arms as if it were a benevolent mother.
    What will be the price we pay.

    If America and Britain are the devil, better the one we know and can influence.

    The Chinese have arrived in Trinidad in full force–loans and workers in tow; and I’m not talking about our indigenous population!

  28. Avatar Gurl

    Personally, I think better no devils at all!

  29. J. Payne

    *China surpasses Germany to become the world’s third-largest economy, based on revised 2007 GDP figures.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

    China still growing.

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