China

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 Communists 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 and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations. (CIA)


1. Chinese university students face the issue of having immense inner void and emptiness, approximately 7% of the students immerse themselves in the Internet to avoid boredom and stress in the real world; around 25% spends more than 6 hours on gaming. (One research showed that 70.7% of the students engage in online gaming in order to pass time, 56.4% do it to reduce stress, 56.2% do it to relax, others do it seeking a sense of accomplishment (51.5%) and to find their ‘true selves' (25.1%).

2. View towards relationships among university students is becoming more distorted, students changes partners frequently and easily. At least half of the students approve of sexual relations before marriage, and at least 14% of the students have already engaged in sexual intercourse. Moreover, pornographic media and games have captivated most male students.

3. Stress caused by future careers are widespread among university students, according to numerous reports, approximately 2/3 of students are worried about the current trend of employment, and less than 9% are optimistic about securing employment.

4. Chinese university students are mostly non-religious, which results in ambiguous sense of value. Consumerism is currently prevalent.

 

1. The faith of believers is turning superstitious. Most of the believers in China are taking faith as a tool for self-seeking purposes or emotional support. They do not understand the truth well and cannot live the true life of a Christian.

2. The doctrines of church is turning heretical. The churches are filled with "Cheap Gospel", "Easy Belief", "Prosperity Gospel", "Anti-law" and "Legalism"; Many are indulging in their sinful nature with the name of the freedom in the Gospel, but at the same time, there are also many groaning under the burdens of the Law.

3. The church life is turning secular. Due to the limitation of spiritual resources, some pastoral leaders receive the truth partially, while at the same time faith becomes merely a hobby among many believers. What is even worse, some believers do not allow their children to believe in God, or they rarely go to church to worship God. The life and value of many believers have been secularized.

4. The role of church is turning less important in the society due to the restriction from the religion policy in China. The government is obstructing the spreading of the truth.