Even members of government-approved churches are not speared harassment from authorities and seek refuge in other provinces of China where the crackdown on religion is less intense.
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The National Security Bureau in Liaoning’s Dalian city has set quotas of arrested believers for local police stations as part of their work assessment plan.
While countless mosques have been shut down or converted into non-religious venues in Xinjiang, some Muslims have lost entire families to detention.
Detained for praying, the conditions inside the “transformation through education” camp proved to be life-threatening for her.
The resident of Ningde city in the southeastern province of Fujian questioned the Chinese state’s pursuit of socialism and called for constitutional reforms.
An activist fighting for the rights of villagers in Fujian was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison. Bitter Winter looks back at the events that have led to the arrest of Li Xinlin and six others whose trial has been disguised by the Chinese authorities as the “fight against organized crime.”
In the past 12 years, a Xinjiang resident has faced harassment and torture for his belief.
In early September, the local authorities closed down the Shepherd’s House Church in the province’s Qingyuan city.
Reports about arrested priests and closed down churches suggest that the authorities are not prepared to ease on the persecution of underground Catholic churches after the Vatican-China agreement.
A confidential document adopted by the municipal government in one of the province’s cities lists specific measures to crack down on religious liberties, including online propaganda and the promotion of “patriotic” clergy.