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Should We be doing Business with China?

"I cannot, with any confidence, suggest a course of action at this point, but I can urge you to pray."

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will know how much I love and respect the Chinese people.  The Christians of China are great role models for what it means to be a follower of Jesus and I gladly acknowledge that they have a leadership role in the global Body of Christ.

The Chinese government is another matter.  It seems to me that the Western, developed countries, in their/our pursuit of economic growth, have tried to pretend that this ruthless, inhuman regime is somehow not so bad and will move in the right direction if we are nice to them.

A VOICE WE SHOULD HEAR AND SUPPORT

David Alton, (Lord Alton of Liverpool) is one voice that will not yield to the willful blindness of our governments.  He has consistently unmasked the viciousness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in his speeches to the House of Lords in London and in the many other venues where he has a voice.

Do pray for him; remember that the CCP does not hesitate to take action against opposition.

HONG KONG

He has recently reminded us that the conflict in Hong Kong has not gone away, even though it does not feature as often in our news reports as it did a couple of months ago.  In fact, it has worsened as the weeks have passed and Hong Kong is almost unrecognizable when compared to what it was earlier this year.

Here is an excellent report of what is happening as the Chinese Government becomes more and more determined to silence those who are giving their all to protect the freedoms they have had until now.

https://davidalton.net/2019/11/13/hong-kong-universities-turned-into-a-war-zone-can-you-hear-the-people-sing-will-you-come-and-stand-with-me/

 

21ST CENTURY GENOCIDE

Lord Alton and another committed Christian Member of Parliament, Fiona Bruce, have also courageously unmasked the inhumane treatment of religious minorities in China.  These include the “Falun Gong sect, Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists and, possibly, Christian dissidents along with other prisoners of conscience.”

Over the past few days, I have been in touch with a YWAMer who has provided first-hand documentation to David Alton and Fiona Bruce and he has confirmed that at least 1.5 million people are in “re-education camps” (more accurately known as concentration camps), mostly in Western China.  The list of tortures they use on prisoners is very difficult to comprehend.  An unknown, but large, number of prisoners who are “not cooperative” have been subjected to the removal of all their usable organs for transplants.  Fiona Bruce referred to it as an “almost perfect crime” because “no one survives”.

Here is the link to that information:

https://davidalton.net/2019/02/25/questions-on-the-muslim-uighurs-february-25th-ministers-questioned-in-the-house-of-lords-about-tortured-lawyers-demolished-christian-churches-abducted-pastor-organ-harvesting-and-incarceration-of/

I cannot, with any confidence, suggest a course of action at this point, but I can urge you to pray.  As more of us pray, we might be given a divine action plan.  But we must start with an awareness of these in horrific   acts by the CCP.

Lynn Green and his wife Marti first came to England and began the work of Youth With A Mission here in 1971. From 2004-2011 Lynn was YWAM’s International Chairman. He continues to convene YWAM’s global leadership meetings, and focuses much of his energy on international leadership development.

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