China’s official media has confirmed that two people have been arrested after reports that about three thousand Christians in eastern China’s Zhejiang province clashed with police over the demolition of a church building for a denomination not officially recognized by the government. The acknowledgement of the arrest by the official Xinhua news agency came after the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said that up to five hundred Chinese police clashed with Protestant Christians on 29 July when authorities demolished a partially built church building. The centre said the clash left about twenty people hurt, four seriously. (Ecumenical News International)