Increasing interest in Christianity among Chinese intellectuals is transforming China’s religious landscape, says Edmond Tang, an academic and consultant on China for British and Irish churches. “Today it is an open secret that Christian fellowships, a new kind of ‘house church,’ run by Chinese professors and students, are active in most Chinese universities,” said Tang in comments marking the re-launch of the China Study Journal, a publication analysing religious policy in China. More than thirty academic facilities and research centres in China are now dedicated to the study of a “once maligned religion,” whereas a few years ago there were only three, Tang noted. (Ecumenical News International)