Today’s AM program on ABC radio has reported on the crackdown by Chinese authorities on house churches. There are at least 10 underground church leaders under house arrest after unsuccessful attempts by worshippers to hold outdoor services in the capital, Beijing.

The ABC’s correspondent in China Stephen McDonell reported that “We discovered how seriously the Government is taking this when we tried to make contact with underground churchgoers in Zhejiang Province for tonight's Foreign Correspondent. From the moment we arrived in the South East we were followed by plain clothes agents”.

Foreign Correspondent will screen more on this issue tonight on ABC1 at 8pm.