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China is the most populous country in the world, with over 1 billion people. Han Chinese are the predominant ethnic group, and Mandarin is the main language, although there are dozens of ethnic groups and languages. The government is a communist government, but the economy is opening up, as is political and religious freedom, although slowly. Many Chinese have a blend of traditional folk religion beliefs with Buddhism and Confucianism. There is a real crowd of people who are willing to listen to the gospel however, and the church is growing rapidly.
China may be opening up to the world economically, however, there is still widespread persecution of religious groups that the government does not trust. In China, a Christian can go to jail for proclaiming the gospel openly, although religious persecution is becoming less common.
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