(社會主義核心價值觀). Also phrased “Core Values of Socialism,” these 12 principles represent the “new interpretation of the Chinese socialism,” as promoted at the 18th National Congress of the CCP. The values are divided into three groups: national (prosperity, democracy, civility, and harmony); social (freedom, equality, justice, and the rule of law); individual (patriotism, dedication, integrity, and friendship). The CCP uses the values in propaganda to force “sinicization” of religions; their promotion is one of the “four requirements” imposed on religious communities. The new Regulation of Religious Affairs demands that religions should “implement core socialist values” (article 4, no. 2).
For China’s Rights Defenders, Fighting the State Leads to Prison
A law that the CCP uses widely to silence those protesting its autocratic rule lists 32 instances when petitioning the government may result in hefty sentences.
Mosques, Businesses Rectified in the Name of ‘Sinicization’
To implement its five-year plan to “sinicize” all Muslims outside Xinjiang, the CCP continues demolishing Islamic symbols and “transforming” believers.
Three-Self Church Venues Demolished or Repurposed
Officials suppressed state-approved Protestant venues in Jiangxi Province using a variety of pretexts—for being “dilapidated” or “too eye-catching.”
Undelivered Birthday Wishes: How the CCP Destroys Uyghur Families
Memeteli wanted to send a message to his sister Heyrigul for her birthday. But she has been arrested, and the CCP would not disclose where she is.