From pollution to crackdowns on reporters, the Olympics have served to highlight many of the aspects of Chinese life that officials wanted to conceal. Now, a group of American Christians are refusing to leave an airport after the Chinese seized hundreds of bibles in their luggage. A custom official insists that they are merely “taking care” of the Bibles for them.
Pat Klein said he and three others from his Vision Beyond Borders group saw their Bibles seized at the Kunming airport — taken from their checked luggage.
China controls the printing and access to Bibles as a threat to Communist rule.
Klein said the customs officers had told him that they could each have one Bible for personal use.
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