In the terminology of sociologist Fenggang Yang, the segment of Chinese religion including Churches, communities, mosques, and temples that are not part of the red market, i.e. refuse to join the five official religious organizations, yet are not listed as xie jiao. Religious organizations in the gray market are illegal, but being active in one of them (unlike being active in a xie jiao) is not a crime. They were alternatively persecuted and at least half-tolerated for decades, until the new Regulation on Religious Affairs indicated the CCP’s intention of no longer tolerating them.
A Campaign to Discriminate Religious Charities in Australia
Easter articles against Scientology tried to revive old attempts to use the Charities Act to discriminate against religions some politicians and media do not like.
Bloody Holy Spirit Members Sentenced in Jiangxi
Bloody Holy Spirit: devotees from the Ji’an area of the Taiwan-based religious movement received jail terms up to 4 years and six months.
French Anti-Cultism Exported to Switzerland
Some politicians and media insisted that “cultic deviances” increased during the COVID-19 crisis. Their claims were met with healthy Swiss skepticism.
China Keeps Being Accused of Genocide by Politicians All Over the World
Activist Laura Harth, of Safeguards Defenders and IPAC, explains how we got to important parliamentary actions to hold China accountable for its crimes.