Secondly. the 'Jewish' groups settled in China could originally be the pagans. or the Gentiles, of Asia Minor or of north Africa; soon after they were converted into the Jewish monotheistic faith. they migrated to central Asia and later to China. During the time of their migration. their adopted faith did not manage to flourish. So when they reached China. their formally adopted faith became no more than just a distant memory and the Chinese culture thus filled this vacuum.