Christian entrepreneur Lai Jinqiang was put on trial in Guangdong Province on December 7 for making audio Bible players after being detained for more than one and half years.
On September 22, 2019, Lai and the employees of the “Gospel through the Company” were arrested in Shenzhen for producing electronic Bible players that are popular among elderly rural Christians with weak vision, according to IPK Media, a news and thought website for overseas Chinese.
As a member of the “China Gospel Fellowship” which is considered one of the five major house churches in China, Jin and some Christian businesspersons co-founded the company dedicated to manufacturing electronic Bible prayers.
On December 9, 2020, four people from Shenzhen’s “Tree of Life Technology Development Co., Ltd.” were tried for the second instance, charged with “illegal business operations.” Local courts suggested that the company’s legal representative, Fu Xuanjuan be sentenced to five years and the other three to one and half a years to three years, all with fines.
The results of the cases which were said to be held in private remain unknown.