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An Evangelist in Central China

Worshipers gather in the house of Christian evangelist Zhang Aiguo, in a small village in the central Chinese province of Anhui.
Rob Gifford, NPR
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Worshipers gather in the house of Christian evangelist Zhang Aiguo, in a small village in the central Chinese province of Anhui.

For decades, Chinese people were told what to believe. Despite restrictions, thought control is a thing of the past, and people are flocking to religions new and old in an effort to fill the spiritual vacuum left by weakened communist ideology.

In part four of our series "A Nation of Individuals," NPR's Rob Gifford profiles Zhang Aiguo, a 40-year-old Christian evangelist in central China.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.