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Religion

  • Buddhist 18.2%
  • Christian 5.1%
  • Muslim 1.8%
  • Folk Religion 21.9%
  • Other .8%
  • None 52.2%

While EFM is currently working in China, it is a country that is officially closed to missionary activities. Therefore, we can’t share details of our efforts online. However, we would be happy to share more details with you or your church at your request.

Country Profile

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communist Party of China under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China’s sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO’s successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically but political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

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