The L.A. Times has dutifully sent a reporter to Wenzhou. So has the BBC. Both have come up with on-the-scene articles.
In the case of the Wenzhou Church, CNN Thursday connects a change in government rhetoric to an investigation of five government officials
The practical application of the negotiated settlement between local officials and local Christians in Wenzhou started being enforced today in China.
Duped. I let down my guard and my prejudices about the Communist government of China flowed through. Boy, do I feel like an idiot.
A local official thinks the cross on top of a new huge church is too big and that Christianity is spreading too fast. So, of course, tearing down the cross will solve everything.
Wrecking crews are said to have showed up at the church in Wenzhou as state media in Beijing continues to be the only outlet covering this story.
China state media continues to be the only media providing coverage of the standoff between church goers in Wenzhou and officials who want to demolish their church. The Beijing-based Global Times offering this feature yesterday.
The Wenzhou story continues to simmer. On Thursday, state media in the form of the Beijing-based Global Times weighed in with an official denial.