(中央防範和處理邪教問題領導小組). Originally known as the Central leading group for handling the Falun Gong question (中央處理法輪功問題領導小組), its name was subsequently changed to indicate it should deal with all xie jiao, not only Falun Gong. The anti-xie-jiao Central leading group set up the policies and the closely connected Office 610 implemented them. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that this Central Leading Group, together with the associate central Office 610, will be disbanded and its functions transferred to staff of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security.
Believer Tortured and Beaten in Prison to Abandon His Faith
A member of The Church of Almighty God recounts three years and six months in detention where he was forced to eat cockroaches and banned from the toilet for days.
Christians Must Worship President Xi to Get Social Welfare
Banned from displaying religious symbols at home, believers are forced to hang images of Xi Jinping instead to continue receiving state benefits.
In China, ‘Civilized’ Means Having Nothing to Do with Religion
Offering monetary rewards and praises, the CCP encourages communities to do away with religions to be named a “civilized village, town, or city.”
160+ Buddhist and Taoist Venues Stifled in Luzhou City
The number of closed or destroyed temples in this Sichuan city over a short time has triggered residents’ fear of the Cultural Revolution resurgence.