(直轄市). Part of the first-level Provincial Level of the Administrative Division of China, it indicates one of four large cities that functions as provinces in themselves: Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Tianjin.
Faith-Based Nursing Homes Closed or Demolished in Fujian
Disrupting the peaceful final days of numerous elderly believers, authorities harass senior care centers to block any promotion of religions.
Teachers Denied Freedom of Speech and Religion
China’s communist regime implements drastic censorship and ideological control measures to ensure that educators follow the Party line.
One More Priest Tortured to Force Him into Official Church
Father Liu Maochun from the Diocese of Mindong, who refuses to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, was arrested and deprived of sleep to break his will.
Bishop Jia Zhiguo Under House Arrest Again
The popular bishop was taken away by authorities on August 10. He has been harassed for months to close an orphanage for disabled children he runs for 30 years.