Golden Lampstand Church

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Golden Lampstand Church was a Christian church located in Shanxi Province, China. It was one of the country's largest Protestant evangelical churches until Chinese police officers demolished it on January 9, 2018, using heavy machinery and dynamite.

The church was built in 2009 at the cost of 17 million yuan.[1]

A state newspaper quoted an unidentified official as saying that the church had been secretly constructed without proper permits. Several members of the congregation were imprisoned.[2] The government had been planning to destroy the church since 2010.[3]

On August 7, 2021, nine leaders and members of the Golden Lampstand Church were arrested in a public security operation.[4]

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  1. ^ "China church demolition sparks fears of campaign against Christians". The Guardian. 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch January 12, 2018 NYT
  3. ^ "Chinese Land Official Says 'Golden Lampstand Church will be Destroyed'". Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  4. ^ "China arrests leaders of Evangelical church demolished in 2018". 10 August 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-31.