(株連). A tactic that the CCP uses to force religious believers to give up their faith by harassing their families. Ancient Chinese rulers, dating back to the Shang dynasty (1766 to 1122 BC), used “familial exterminations” or “guilt by association” – punishing or beheading criminals along with their relatives. Later, the terms were used to refer to punishment when all family members were implicated for the crimes of one person; the declared goal of the practice was crime reduction.
Church of Almighty God Members Driven to Suicide
After years of abuse and harassment, living under close surveillance, some members of this banned religious group in China chose to take their own lives.
Awards Offered to Snitch on Unregistered Religious Venues
To prevent members of state-run churches from joining unregistered places of worship, the government implements new repressive measures to control them.
Inner Mongolia Protests Against Cultural Genocide Gain Momentum
While plans to eliminate Mongolian language from most of the educations start being implemented, thousands take to the street, and the world starts noticing.
Nearly 120 Church of Almighty God Members Arrested
In August, authorities in Zhejiang and Shandong provinces launched unified arrest operations, utilizing the data collected through long-term tracking of believers.