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Re: Chinese Christians -
What I saw in my travels through Latin America was that the evangelicals gained ground when there was a distinct economic advantage to conversion. The association that Christians had with each other often led to jobs and work. This was especially true in places where the catholic church had been less supportive of the poor such as Guatemala. In Nicaragua and El Salvador, where liberation theology had a larger hold, there seemed to be fewer evengelicos.

Is there a distinct economic or political advantage to conversion in China? Also, the jump from Catholicism to an evangelical sect is a small one compared to what conversion in China would look like.

On another note, during the post-pogrom diaspora of Russian Jews, a significant population ended up in China. A close friend of my mom, who recently died, grew up in China and emigrated to the US around the age of 15.

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