(自治區). An administrative division of China, part of the first-level Provincial Level (省級行政區). Although these regions are “autonomous” in name only, they have been instituted for regions inhabited by ethnic or religious minorities. They are the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (新疆維吾爾自治區), the Tibet Autonomous Region (西藏自治區), the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (內蒙古自治區), the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (廣西壯族自治區), and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (寧夏回族自治區).
Religious Venues Lacking State-Issued Permits Face Demolition
The CCP demands worship places to get religious activity venue registration certificates but denies almost all requests, creating a “legal” basis for persecution.
550+ Church of Almighty God Members Arrested in 4 Months
Adherents to this banned religious movement, a key target of CCP’s persecutions, were taken into custody in Jiangxi, Henan, and Guangdong provinces.
CCP Continues to Destroy Uyghur Families: The Story of Mirehmet
He and his brother live a successful life abroad. This is a crime in China, and a third brother has “disappeared” after having been arrested
Government Orders to Destroy Swedish Missionaries’ Gravestones
Shanxi government desecrated the resting place of 20 missionaries, who worked and died in China nearly a century ago, and destroyed a house for visiting believers.