Mao Zedong (毛澤東, 1893–1976), a co-founder of the CCP and the de facto ruler of Communist China as chairperson of the CCP from 1949 to his death in 1976. Mao believed all religions should be ultimately eradicated, but at least in a period of his life he tried to achieve this aim by first putting them into strict CCP control and created the red market.
House Churches Suppressed, Believers Arrested in Chongqing
Since the coronavirus restrictions started to be lifted in March, the CCP intensified attacks on Protestant venues that are not part of the state-run church.
“Welfare for Autocrats”: How China Uses Welfare as a Tool for Surveillance
A new book by Jennifer Pan shows how the CCP, under the pretext of “elimination of poverty,” uses its “Dibao” livelihood guarantee program to better watch over political and religious dissidents.
Protestants, Catholics Stifled to Curb ‘Foreign Infiltration’
Amid escalating tensions with Western democracies, China’s regime incites nationalist sentiment among residents, cracks down on religions as “foreign agents.”
The CCP Before the International Criminal Court for the Uyghur Genocide
Although China did not sign the treaty establishing the court in The Hague, London attorney Rodney Dixon believe jurisdiction against Beijing can be asserted there.