He quickly threw his cellphone into the water, protecting the identities of more than 50 Chinese teachers he had recruited to give ethnic minority Burmese children a free education rooted in Christianity. It was always just religious or charitable,” said Ben Cao, the pastor’s 23-year-old son, a US citizen living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Amos Cao, the pastor’s 26-year-old son, said Cao has a magnetic presence that made him a natural teacher. A Chinese Christian teacher arrested with Cao was convicted of a lesser crime and has since been released. Cao’s lawyer Liu Peifu said he believed the pastor’s religious organizing was a “factor” in his sentence, which Liu has appealed.
Source: Egypt Independent April 16, 2018 01:07 UTC