Saturday, April 12, 2008
NYT Archive 1989: Christianity in China
In 1989, China was no longer the same country it had been a decade or so ago, emerging from the Culture Revolution. On April 12, 1989, Nicholas Kristof wrote on New York Times that there were more than 7,000 official Christian churches in China, and many more unofficial ones. The report put the number of believers at the time as 3.4 millions for Catholics and 4 millions for Protestants.