Christian WeChat Accounts Blocked in China

WeChat (photo: 36Kr)
By Anthony LeeMay 10th, 2021

Several popular Christian WeChat accounts with titles concerning “Bible” or “gospel” were removed on April 29.

Christian sites whose names contain sensitive Christian keywords on WeChat, such as Gospel Times, Gospel TV, Gospel League, WeDevote Bible, and Old Gospel were permanently shut down.

The platform sent a message saying that “[We] received complaints that [this account] violates the ‘Internet User Public Account Information Services Management Provisions’ and its account has been removed from use.”

Meanwhile, any search for keywords including “Christ (jidu in Chinese),” “gospel,” and “fellowship” fails to get any Christianity-related public accounts. Those words seem to be blocked on WeChat.

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