The popular name (derived from the date of its establishment, June 10, 1999) of the operative arm of the Central leading group for preventing and handling the xie jiao question. Originally established to fight Falun Gong, it extended its operations to all xie jiao and focused in particular on The Church of Almighty God. It grew to include some 15,000 officers throughout all China. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that the central Office 610 will be discontinued as such and its functions transferred to staff of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as Ministry of Public Security.
China Tries to Disrupt Tibetan Parliamentary Elections
Tibetans abroad vote to elect the members of the Central Tibetan Administration. The CCP mobilizes its spies, and asks friendly governments to harass voters.
The Religious Factor in the Farmers Bills Protests in India: A Sikh Voice
India is witnessing the largest protests in the 21st century. Activist Premi Singh offers his passionate version of what is happening.
A Christmas Letter from Bitter Winter
2020 has been a bad year for religious liberty, not only because of the COVID-19. Bitter Winter was there every day to report, but needs your help.
Loi française sur les « principes républicains » : et si elle favorisait une plus grande liberté de religion ?
Un nouveau « livre blanc » de Frédéric-Jérôme Pansier, Willy Fautré et Massimo Introvigne, recommande de profiter de la loi pour moderniser la définition française de la religion.