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HUBEI PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 The Church grew considerably before 1949, but since then growth has not matched that of many other areas

2 The house churches are strong in some rural areas but isolation and poverty hinder expansion

HUNAN PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Maoism in this, Mao’s home province, is still strong

2 The less evangelized:

a) Changsha, the capital, has relatively few Christians;

b) The Tujia are one of the larger peoples in the world without anything of the Bible,

c) The Miao peoples

INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION (NEI MONGOL)

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Mongolians have become a minority in their own land because of the massive immigration of Han Chinese

a) Workers (Mongolian from the growing churches in Mongolia, or other nationalities) to be called

b) The New Testament to be translated and printed in the Mongolian vertical script

c) Churches to be planted

d) The binding of demonic powers in the Lamaism and black magic practiced by Mongolians

e) FEBC radio broadcasts

2 House churches have multiplied across the region but almost all are Han groups

3 Among the nomadic Evenki and Oroqen along the Russian border there is no permanent witness,

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Geography - Hubei Province

Area 187,500 sq.km. Astride the Yangtze River, a province of many lakes and much agriculture.

Population 60,653,000; 323 people/sq.km.

Capital Wuhan 4.75m.

Peoples - Hubei Province

Han Chinese 96.3%, speaking Putonghua.

Tujia 3.1%.

Miao 0.4%.

Religion - Hubei Province

Muslim 0.2%. Christian 1.3%: House churches 0.7%, all Catholics 0.3%, TSPM 0.3%.

Geography - Hunan Province

Area 210,500 sq.km. Central China.

Population 66,895,000; 318 people/sq.km.

Capital Changsha 1.74m.

Peoples - Hunan Province

Han Chinese 95.7%. .

Hmong-Mien 2%.

Sino-Tibetan 1.6%:

Tai 0.7%.

Religion - Hunan Province

Muslim 0.1%. Christian 2.4%: House churches 1.8%, TSPM 0.3%, all Catholics 0.3%.

Geography - Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (nei Mongol)

Area 1,177,500 sq.km. Windswept, barren grassland and desert bordering on Mongolia.

Population 23,928,000; 20 people/sq.km.

Capital Hohhot 1.26m.

Peoples - Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (nei Mongol)

Han Chinese 84.2%,

Mongolian 13.3%.

Manchu 1.3%.

Hui 0.9%.

Turkic-Altaic 0.2%:

Other 0.1% Korean.

Religion - Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (nei Mongol)

Most Mongolians are Lamaistic Buddhist

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