All religious decorations and furnishings have been removed from an underground Catholic church in Henan’s Baizhuang village as a punishment for refusing to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
CCP’s ban on Winnie the Pooh, in force since the character has been compared to President Xi Jinping in 2013, reaches new extremes.
A survey of religious liberty under the CCP regime leads to the conclusion that there is no religious liberty in Communist China, although the regime’s efforts to eradicate religion went through different stages and used different strategies.
An academic conference held at George Washington University – of excellent scientific level and meaningful participation from the public – illustrates and confirms the nightmare that Xinjiang lives daily, where religion is a “pathology” and a whole people is subjected to “rectification” because it is “wrong.”
Dr Cristina Calvani, who graduated with the first dissertation internationally on the refugees of The Church of Almighty God, discusses with Bitter Winter their legal situation in Italy and why it is often difficult for them to be granted asylum.
Hong Kong scholar Edward Irons explains the historical roots of the proscription of certain groups as xie jiao (heterodox teachings), and how being on the list of the xie jiao means being a main target for persecution.