Taiwan

 

Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.


1. Nearly a third of students in Hong Kong are Christians - pray that their witness on campus would grow and that they might be ablr to have a significant impact in Hong Kong and beyond.

 

1. Negative images on protestant churches (exclusives, conservatives) is spread, and anti-Christians are increasing. Churches in Korea are in the midst of crisis of 'the loss of trust for Christianity.' We should pray that Christianity in Korea can have new image with honesty and fairness.

2. The number of believers of protestant churches in Korea is stagnant or somewhat decreasing. We should pray that churches in Korea can be reborn as the light and salt of Korean society in 21st century through inner change, getting rid of easy believism.

3. Islam is growing centering on school campuses. Korean churches should know the reality of Islam well, be tense, and know respond with prayer.