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Population
1,377,000,000

SPIRITUALLY LOST 93.76%
1,291,000,000

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS 467

TEAM MEMBERS  206

The World’s Oldest Living Civilization…

China sprawls across more than 3 million square miles of Northern Asia and is home to more than one-fifth of the world’s population. Its massive land area encompasses some of the highest mountains, driest deserts and most fertile farmlands on earth.

China is the world’s oldest living civilization, and its written history reaches back nearly 3,500 years. The Qin dynasty established a strong central government in 221 B.C., and the empire stayed intact for more than 2,000 years.

In the 1800s the Chinese Empire began to weaken and was overthrown by revolutionaries in 1911. The next year China became a republic, but by 1949 the Chinese Communist Party established the current government system.

Most Chinese today would consider themselves to be nonreligious. However, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and animism are prevalent. Islam is predominant in the northwestern region of the country. Many estimate that as many as 100 million Chinese are Christians. European missionaries preached Pentecost in China as early as 1907. Prior to the 1914 formation of the Assemblies of God, many American missionaries were already at work in China. Many of them died while bravely furthering the cause of Christ.

Today there is no Assemblies of God national church in China. However, there is a strong national church in Hong Kong. The church in China is now comprised of the “Three-Self Patriotic Protestant Movement” and a large house church movement.

 

 

 

 


 

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