Han Chinese, Shaozhou in China

Han Chinese, Shaozhou
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People Name: Han Chinese, Shaozhou
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 669,000
World Population: 675,500
Primary Language: Chinese, Min Nan
Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Christian Adherents: 1.20 %
Evangelicals: 1.05 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chinese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

For centuries, the northern part of Guangdong Province has been a crossroad for migrating peoples. This has caused a wide range of influences on the local Shaozhou Han Chinese population, especially regarding their language. Though this language in printed form is identical to other Han languages, its spoken form is far different. In general, Han Chinese peoples like the Shaozhou consider themselves culturally superior to the minority groups in China.
Many of these people live in Guangzhou City, the primary trade route to mainland China. It is located on the Pearl River, and very close to Hong Kong, traditionally one of China's key locations for trade.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shaozhou are among the powerful Han Chinese peoples. They can be found in a variety of jobs and positions.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Shaozhou people have a strong need to retain their distinct identity. This identity is wrapped in communist leaders and their traditional way of doing things. It is very difficult for outsiders to convince people like this that they lack the savior. There are other Han Chinese peoples who have many Christ followers. They might be able to get through to the Shaozhou people.

Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that would lead the Shaozhou people to the only savior.
Pray for faithful intercessors and workers among them.
Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead them from darkness to light.
Pray for signs and wonders to happen among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.

Text Source:   Joshua Project