Sources from Yining city report about further measures against Islam in Xinjiang, and new “transformation through education” camps being built. … [Read More...] about Further News from Xinjiang: Crackdown on Muslims in Full Speed
More information has been revealed about the arrest of 500 members of The Church of Almighty God on June 26-28 in Liaoning Province. … [Read More...] about Witnesses’ Accounts of the June 26-28 Arrests in Dandong City
Bitter Winter has uncovered information that the preparations for the massive arrests of believers in Almighty God in Liaoning, on June 26-28, had been taking place since early spring. … [Read More...] about Liaoning Authorities Planned Massive Arrests of June 26 for Months
In a high-profile trial, a Chinese Muslim woman, who is an ethnic Kazakh and escaped to Kazakhstan with false documents, is threatened with repatriation to China. Kazakh and international media are following with interest the trial of Sayragul Sauytbay, which started on July 14 in Kazakhstan. Sautybav is a 41-year-old Chinese Muslim of ethnic … [Read More...] about A Zhou Case for Kazakhstan: Ethnic Kazakh Muslim Threatened with Repatriation to China
Bitter Winter has received a secret Communist Party document with a plan to close down churches and religious meeting places in Liaoning Province. … [Read More...] about Secret Document Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Religion in Liaoning
On July 14, the city of Xuzhou issued a notice reporting that from mid-May to mid-June, 32 members of The Church of Almighty God were arrested in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, 15 of them are still being detained. The Jiangsu police have been carrying out province-wide, large-scale arrests and suppression targeted at this Chinese Christian new religious … [Read More...] about Over Thirty Church of Almighty God Members Arrested Within One Month
A house church leader from Shanxi was arrested in July 2017 and imprisoned for six months; 70 members of the same church were questioned after […]
A married couple of believers was arrested in Jiangsu Province, their 13-year-old son questioned by the police.
Four co-workers of a house church in Bin county of Harbin city were apprehended by the police during a church meeting; they were later sentenced […]
The police repeatedly interrogated an elderly couple and arrested eleven members from the same congregation of The Church of Almighty God, in the city of […]
Students and teachers were investigated and punished for possession of Islamic or Christian texts, or if they failed to report the religious beliefs of their […]
Even government-controlled Three-Self churches are not safe from the demolition campaign: the Baofeng church in Jiangxi was falsely declared unsafe and demolished.
When farmers from the Dai minority protested against the exploitation by a rubber company, the police sided with the company, killed two villagers and seriously wounded another ten.
A leader of The Church of Almighty God is threatened with deportation to China, where she will be at risk of being executed. This may be the most important article published by Bitter Winter to date. It is, literally, a question of life and death. It regards an asylum seeker of a Chinese Christian new […]
The London attorney, and president of the European Federation for Freedom of Belief, has filed a high-profile complaint against China at the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Alessandro Amicarelli, a member of the firm Obaseki Solicitors in London, is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and a […]
At the beginning of the 17th century, one of the most important controversies in the history of Chinese Christianity developed in the Catholic Church, one whose consequences are still felt today. Jesuit missionaries proposed a new style of evangelization in China. They claimed that new converts to Catholicism should be allowed to keep participating in […]