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Christian group leaves airport

August 19, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

American Christians whose 315 Bibles were confiscated by Chinese officials left the Kunming airport after a 26-hour standoff.

Members of Vision Beyond Borders had said they would not leave the airport until Communist authorities returned the Bibles, taken from their checked luggage.

But the group said the U.S. Embassy told them that Chinese law forbids bringing religious products into the nation for more than personal use.

Pat Klein, a representative of the group, said he was told he could pick up the Bibles on his way out of the country.

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