When China closed its doors to foreign missionaries in 1948, FEBC moved its Asian base of operations to the Philippines. FEBC’s first broadcasts over local station KZAS went on the air on June 4, 1948 in Manila. International broadcasts to China started on July 27, 1949 with the help of Chinese Filipino Christians and soon expanded to most of Southeast Asia. By the end of 1949, FEBC had 27 languages on the air.
Give to China
Comments in 2015
200 Hours of
7 Ethnic Groups Reached
In Their Own Languages
China Ministry Highlights
Director of FEBC-Hong Kong, Raymond Lo
FEBC-Hong Kong is the major production center for our China broadcasts. It produces over 200 hours of programs monthly in Mandarin, Cantonese and other minority languages. Programs produced serve three different purposes: evangelistic, nurturing and training. FEBC-Hong Kong also hosts live programming from Hong Kong by Internet connection to the Philippines.
Chinese Programming Coordination
FEBC-Hong Kong also serves as the China Ministry Office (CMO), coordinating the daily production of 23.75 hours of programs produced by 5 FEBC studios in Taipei, La Mirada, Vancouver, Toronto and Hong Kong. 16 hours of these programs are available on the Internet daily. These programs are broadcast from stations in the Philippines and Jeju, South Korea.
Liangyou Theological Seminary
This two-year Bible school offered by radio since 1992 trains pastors and lay leaders for ministry in China. As of May 2016, enrollment stood at 15,360 students, with 4,015 active participants.
Minority Language Broadcasts
For many years our Hong Kong office has been broadcasting to 7 ethnic groups exceeding several million people through programs in their own language. Minority language broadcasts are not only effective at sharing the gospel, they also help ethnic groups retain their own culture.
With the opening of Mainland China, FEBC-Hong Kong has carefully initiated ministry within China, such as visiting listeners and distributing radios, CDs, and other materials. Over 15 seminars on family & marriage have been held with total attendance exceeding 1,100. Offices and studios have also been established in China. Radio program production began in 2009, and in 2010 we began buying airtime from 2 FM stations, increasing to a 10th station in Sept 2014. However due to the tightening strategy of the government, these FM broadcasts were put on hold as of Oct 2014. Outreach to listeners continues and our programs have been available for several months five hours a week through Digital Audio Broadcasting. We continue to look for alternative ways to reach our listeners during this challenging time.
Following website blocking by authorities in November 2015, a decision was made to use multi-channel platforms to reach listeners. In addition to the SD card project, phone apps were put in place called “Listening,” which includes 3 mobile apps of audio programs. By the end of 2016, the second apps on Androids will be completed; more than 10 programs are scheduled. Listeners can tune in to our programs with mobile phones. WeChat is a popular social networking platform in China, which we are now using as a Public Platform. Listeners can tune in to all Liangyou programs through WeChat.
In 2015, FEBC-Hong Kong received 76,235 phone calls, emails, and letters from mainland China.
Background on China
Religion: Officially Atheism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity (3%-4%), Islam (1%-2%)
Hear About China First!
Videos and Stories from China
Here’s this month’s inspiring audio testimony from a woman in China.
Recently, we received an inspiring story from one of our staff living overseas who befriended a Chinese woman 27 years ago.
FEBC Bible Correspondence Courses are changing lives in Thailand, China and Japan.
Cai* lives in a small village located near the Vietnam border with Southern China. He recently shared the remarkable story of how the Gospel first came to his village.
In November 2016, FEBC launched its first Mandarin-language broadcasts to Chinese listeners in the greater Los Angeles area on AM 900.
Here’s our monthly testimony, this time from China.
Please pray for the production of “Good News for Uyghurs.” Many changes had to be overcome for this broadcast.
2016 marks the 26th year of broadcasting the Gaweylon Tibetan Radio Program, which ministers to the Tibetan people living in southwest China, northern India and Bhutan.
In Yunnan, China, a micro-SD card with over 50 hours of radio programs in the Yunnan dialect is now being produced and duplicated for distribution among the ethnic minorities in the area.
FEBC China just launched the second of its phone apps series called “Listen—Care.”
Two men had an ambitious goal to take the Gospel to the outer reaches of the orient. Their plans were thwarted, changed and delayed, yet they never gave up…
“In the midst or temptations and concerns, Jin lost her way with God once she started working. She got married, started a family, dealt with sickness and divorce before realizing her own weakness…”
Daiyu* is a listener from the Yunnan Province of China. Her life was at its most hopeless when she first tuned into FEBC's LiangYou station in 2007 and her mind was overcome with suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. When Daiyu's cousin heard of her situation, he...
This year, you’ve helped us reach people with the Gospel all over the world. Watch this video to see what God has done through your partnership with FEBC.
A family in China hears about God’s love and opens their hearts to Him. Keep them in your prayers as the father has not yet seen the light.
From villagers to high school students, the Gospel has reached the ears of many in China since FEBC started broadcasting back in 1949.
FEBC ministers both through boots on the ground and through the air to reach the people of China.
While struggling with cancer, a man rejoices and brings his friends and family to Christ, encouraged by FEBC broadcasts…
When communism took control of China in 1949, a man in a house church was thrown in prison. Facing torture for 15 years, he held strong to his faith…
When a former Communist member comes to faith, he becomes an evangelist and finds remote village where he begins to share the Gospel and starts a church…
Sharing the Gospel in China was the foundation fo the birth of FEBC. This video tells the story of its origins & how FEBC continues that ministry today.
This just came in from China from a young woman named Li who is 17 years old: “I am writing to you on behalf of my mother, who wants you to know we like your programs very much. She receives comfort and is relieved from pain when she hears conversations between your...
A lonely, disabled girl finds hope and healing in Jesus, through an FEBC radio broadcast
Consumed by hopelessness and thoughts of suicide, a listener shares their amazing life testimony of finding Chist, after hearing an FEBC radio broadcast.
A student in China speaks about the great need for radio distribution among the poor, and people living in remote and rural places.
“My name is PK and I’m 70 years old. I want to thank you for the radio you gave me. I’m very thankful I can now listen to God’s Word every day…”
listeners from around the world share their testimonies after hearing an FEBC radio broadcast in their own language.
Here’s a brief update on some of the projects you helped make possible through your donations and prayers!
As a typhoon heads towards one of our main transmitter sites in Saipin, please be in prayer that God protects our staff as well as the radio equipment.
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