Underground Churches in China

Currently there are more than 68 million Christians in China. Experts estimate that it could become the biggest Christian country in the next few years. However, most practitioners reject the state sanctioned churches, which they accuse of serving the Party's interest and ideology. They have no other option than to meet in their houses or office buildings, in places of prayer called Underground Churches.

Whilst these Churches are not illegal per se, the faithful are often persecuted and bullied by local authorities. Access to these locations is very complicated and many practitioners asked for their names to be withheld.