Local officials in Henan’s Yongcheng city raided two state-approved churches and confiscated their offering money. One of the churches was permanently closed down, and all their belongings were seized, leaving the congregation with nothing.
Archives for November 2018
Last year, Fujian authorities forcibly shut down and demolished some factories on the pretext of “combating pollution.” The owners were denied compensation and illegally detained while fighting for their rights.
Taizhou city authorities sought to expropriate the land and forced protesting villagers to give up their property by threatening to implicate their family members.
A member of The Church of Almighty God from Hubei Province was arrested in September and died almost a month later. The family of the deceased suspect foul play on behalf of authorities, which may have caused her death.
A gathering of believers from across China at an Apostolic house church was unexpectedly disrupted when nearly 200 law enforcement officers showed up, acting on a tip-off from a local party cadre.
Authorities in Henan not only illegally clamped down on a church but also harassed and threatened young children.
Even the most innocent faith-related practices or rituals may cause troubles with authorities in present-day China.
Municipal governments are following in the steps of authorities in other provinces to discriminate against students who hold religious beliefs.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
The Uyghur couple from Urumqi city in Xinjiang is one of the many undergoing untold miseries due to the state’s discriminatory policies against minorities.