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.
Buddhist Statues Removed from Temples and Tourist Sites
Using various trumped-up pretexts, the CCP continues its campaign to eliminate outdoor religious statues across China.
Sexual Abuse of Uyghur Women by CCP Cadres in Xinjiang: A Victim Speaks Out
Now a refugee in Europe, Qelbinur has decided to break her silence and tell Bitter Winter the reality about Han Chinese “relatives” sent to Xinjiang to live in the homes of Uyghurs
Church-Run Schools Eliminated to Advance Patriotic Education
The CCP cracks down on educational institutions with ties to places of worship to ensure that the young generation receives only “proper” communist training.
More Demolitions of Temples and Religious Statues in Hubei
In May, the CCP launched another large-scale drive against Buddhist and Taoist venues in central China’s province where the coronavirus originated.