China Expels Foreign Missionaries from Tibet and China

China has secretly expelled more than 100 foreign missionaries in largest expulsion campaign of Christian workers over half a century. China Aid Association President Bob Fu told VOA Tibetan Service that expulsion also included two American English teachers sent by the English Language Institute/China, who were expelled from Tibet.

CAA quoted one American who had been working in Xinjiang for 10 years as saying that over 60 foreign religious workers were expelled from Xinjiang alone. The American, who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said some workers "had been serving" locals for up to 18 years before they were forced to leave.

"At least 15 Christian couples from the United States and other countries were expelled from Beijing in the month of May," alone, added CAA.