The new ultra-modern Haidian Christian Church in Zhongguancun, Beijing, is the largest church standing in west Beijing today. According to Answers.com, approximately 3-5% of the Chinese population is Christian (40 to 65 million). And while the powers that be state that only 1% of the population is Christian, western demographers say underground churches house as many as 80-100 million believers. The magazine Christianity Today, estimates that with an average 200,000 Chinese converts every year, Christianity has become the fastest growing religion in the nation, and has outpaced growth of the erm, largest political party here which boasts a membership of 70 million people.
Photo from Li Song.
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