A Christian woman in China was detained for her repeated attempt to share the good news with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
The Dalian native was sent back to Liaoning province by the police after her action in Beijing. She was subsequently detained, said a report on the International Christian Concern news site.
It said that on February 20, Zhou Jinxia went to Zhongnanhai in Beijing, the central headquarters for the Communist Party of China and the State Council of China, holding up sign asking Xi Jinping to believe in Jesus.
The police arrested her and brought her back to Dalian. She was detained and charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on February 21. Her family received the notice of her detention from Dalian’s Public Security Bureau’s Xigang Branch on March 1.
According to China Aid, Zhou has attempted to share the good news with the Chinese leader for more than 50 times in the past years.
As early as March 2015, Zhou was detained for ten days for her “evangelism” activities. In March 2016 and March 2018, she was detained again for the same charge.
Every March, Beijing hosts its lianghui (“Two Sessions”), where thousands of delegates from across the country attend sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
The Chinese government usually intensifies its crackdown against civil society during the month to ensure everything goes on smoothly.
Beginning October 2020, Zhou resided in Fengtai district’s Xiaobailou village in Beijing. She actively shares the gospel and is involved in her Church.
On June 27, 2021, she was driven away by local leaders and police, while her belongings were confiscated.