China Division (CN)

A large unit of church organization that functioned as a division of the General Conference from 1931 to 1951 and comprised the SDA churches in China and adjacent territories. Before 1919 these churches had been a part of the Asiatic Division, and afterward of the Far Eastern Division. The China Division was organized in 1930, retaining the former Far Eastern Division headquarters at Shanghai and comprising the territory of China (including Manchuria, Mongolia, Tibet, and Sinkiang), and the islands controlled by China, together with Hong Kong and Macao (estimated area population, 480 million), with 150 churches and 9,010 members. It began to function on Jan. 1, 1931. In 1951, when connections with the worldwide church organization were severed, the China Division became an autonomous Chine...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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