Wang Zhaogang (pseudonym, 53) was a co-worker in the Local Church and owned his own factory in the Lanshan District of Shandong Province’s Linyi city. In June 2014, the police closed down his factory under a pretext of conducting a tax inspection. While searching the factory, they found nearly 4,000 spiritual books that Wang Zhaogang was […]
Archives for July 2018
In the early morning hours of June 9, 2015, the crosses of two Three-Self churches – Huyuan Church and Yaokou Church – were secretly demolished by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government. Both churches are located in Huyuan Township, Chang’an town, Fuyang District of Hangzhou city in Zhejiang Province.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 3, 2018 On June 13, authorities demolished a church nearing completion in the village of Huangzhuyuan in Henan Province. A four-storied building of 2,000 square-meters that cost over 1.1 million RMB to build has been reduced to rubble without serving as a place of worship even for a […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 3, 2018 Authorities in the city of Handan, Hebei Province, sent notifications to forty government-controlled Three-Self churches threatening to demolish their buildings, an informed source told Bitter Winter. The crackdown on religious beliefs in China has affected even the Three-Self Churches that belong to the State-approved united Protestant […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 3, 2018 Shenyang city’s National Security Bureau closed down the Rehoboth International School accused of religious affiliation and deported three school instructors in March this year. Over ten government departments conducted a joint operation to investigate the school.
Henan Government Attempts to Block Foreign Journalists From Reporting About Persecutions of Religions
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 3, 2018 Henan’s Gongyi city government prepared special measures to prevent foreign journalists from getting information on religious beliefs in the province, discloses an official internal document. A Special Operation Briefing, issued on June 4, is dedicated to a planned visit by journalists from Associated Press (AP), a […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 2, 2018 On September 26, 2016, a Christian couple from Nilka County, Yili city in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was arrested by the police of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and later sent to prison to serve long sentences while their family members continue to suffer harassment and intimidation […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 2, 2018 A house church leader from the Wanfu Office in the city of Heze, Shandong Province, was forcibly taken away from his home by the police in the summer of 2013 and was subjected to brutal torture and long-term imprisonment. As a result, he became seriously ill […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 2, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) raided the home of a Christian couple in Beigucheng town, Yiliang County, Yunnan Province’s Kunming city, in October 2017. Without a warrant, the police confiscated large amounts of money and belongings and arrested the couple. One of them still remains in […]