Pray for: Hong Kong

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Population: 7,552,800
% Urban: 100 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 12.3 %
Official Language: Chinese and English (about 38% speak English); Cantonese is the established local dialect, but Putonghua (Mandarin) is increasingly common and influential
Languages: 0
Literacy Rate: 97 %
HDI Ranking: 4 / 189
% Christian: 12.4 %
% Evangelical: 6.1 %
Largest Religion: Chinese
% Largest Religion: 59.6 %
People Groups: 24
Least Reached People Groups: 10
% Unevangelized: 17 %

Hong Kong

Title: Hong Kong

Tier: 1

Type: country

The massive protests of 2019 seem a distant memory as Beijing’s grip on Hong Kong has relentlessly squeezed out all effective opposition to its control. Hong Kong’s Christians now must be equipped to survive and thrive under the shadow of the Communist Party. Divisions in the Church over the protests and associated politics need to be healed and believers need to be reconciled. Although the setbacks to Hong Kong’s freedoms can be discouraging, believers in China itself have demonstrated that the flame of the gospel cannot be snuffed out by even the most brutal oppression. May the Church in Hong Kong learn how to be a powerful witness amidst the profound changes it is experiencing.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.