Chinese communists have had an uneasy relationship with Christians. Faced with caring for a growing aged population, the government is welcoming the Churches’ social care. In October at a conference in Shanghai on the role of the Christianity in China, Wang Xinhua, a government official said the Government welcomes the support of the church. Wang spoke of the “beliefs” and “love” expressed by the Church as an advantage to society. Tellingly, he said China’s charitable sector was facing a crisis of confidence due to corruption scandals and that the Church was more trustworthy.

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