- Chengguan (城关镇)
- Xiangshuihe (响水河镇)
- Zhangzhuang 张庄乡
Fushan in the News
On 2009 September 13 about 400 people uniformed as police destroyed a church complex. As it was Sunday the buildings were in use. Several worshippers were struck, and some of them were taken to hospital. A unnamed female parishioner said seven people remained in hospital. (According to rights group ChinaAid, Sept 16).
A statement on the Fushan church's website said some of the injured were unconscious when taken there. Several buildings had been bulldozed and the complex looted, with Bibles, phones and money stolen.
A county executive officer said that, as the church was not licensed, one could not say that it was a "place of worship". It was merely a matter of demolishing an illegal structure "without a land certificate or construction design. The construction department and the land department government had talked to them several times before it was pulled down." he denied any violence had taken place, and refused to give his name to reporters.
Notes and references
- Agence France-Presse, 2009 Sep 17