Information on whether there is a Catholic bishop named Shan De Lin in Chang Le County, Fujian and on his church [CHN26540.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. July 1996.

People's Republic of China: Religious Repression in China.

China Focus [Princeton, NJ]. Monthly. Jan. 1996-Apr. 1997

The China Journal [Canberra]. Biannual. July 1995-Jan. 1997

China Rights Forum [New York]. Quarterly. Spring 1995-Winter 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Daily. 1994-1997. [Internet Version]

Human Rights Watch/Asia. Dec. 1995. China: Religious Persecution Persists.

_____. 1994. Detained in China and Tibet: A Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners.

Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.

On-line search of media sources.