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.
Uyghur Traditional Houses Destroyed by the CCP: Another Tool of Cultural Genocide
A fascinating study by Timothy Grose shows how the “Three News” brutal campaign in Xinjiang is transforming domestic spaces to eradicate Uyghur identity.
Hong Kong Law, Meet the New Special Secret Anti-Dissident Agencies
The National Security Law creates four new bodies with practically unlimited powers, and no accountability except to the CCP government in Beijing.
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.
Must ‘Study Xi’ to Have a Future
Young people across China are subjected to patriotic education. Those who refuse to undergo it are in danger of losing opportunities to study or get good jobs.