(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.
Two State-Run Protestant Churches Demolished in Henan
As other venues started reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, places of worship remained closed in China. Some never opened—they were destroyed instead.
The CCP Before the International Criminal Court for the Uyghur Genocide
Although China did not sign the treaty establishing the court in The Hague, London attorney Rodney Dixon believe jurisdiction against Beijing can be asserted there.
Church of Almighty God Members Tortured for Their Faith
In China, dissidents and members of banned religious groups are often subjected to torture while in detention. Two believers share their stories.
The CCP Takes over Direct Management of Religious Venues
After new provisions were enforced at the start of last year, the government appoints its representatives to administrative committees in places of worship.