Authorities in Hainan Province destroyed a 500-year-old ancestral hill cemetery and then, when villagers standing up for their rights were met with government suppression and seizures by force, officials repackaged the story, saying the “villagers endorsed the relocation of the tombs.”
Archives for December 2018
From August to October of this year, more than ten house churches were closed by authorities in Daqing city, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. As a result, hundreds of believers have lost their place of worship.
Xishan Temple, which cost $1 million RMB to be built in 2005 by a Buddhist woman from Huangshi city, in the central province of Hubei, is now a pile of ruins — thanks to a government demolition crew.
A member of The Church of Almighty God was four months pregnant when she was arrested and tortured by the police for her belief.
In Putian city, in the southeastern province of Fujian, a home for the elderly run by a local, government-controlled Three-Self church was shut down, resulting in 80 elderly being kicked out of their residences.
On Monday evening, members of The Church of Almighty God took part in a peaceful demonstration on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to remind the world that faith is not a crime.
After Christians from a house church in Henan Province showed just how vicious the government is by posting a video of them tearing up a painting of the cross inside their church government officials proved it again, by mobilizing over 400 people to destroy the house of worship in retaliation.
Authorities in China are installing surveillance devices in electrically-powered bicycles and motorbikes, raising concerns that the government wants to track the movement of citizens.
On the morning of November 22, Zion Church—a government-approved Protestant Three-Self church in Luoyang city—was forcibly demolished by the local government. This demolition followed repeated threats against the church and its believers, and repeated physical assaults on the building.
In Mindong and Shantou, the Vatican orders Underground bishops to retire and places all Catholics under the jurisdiction of Patriotic bishops.