(呼喊派). Opponent, the CCP and Chinese media called “Shouters” the members of the Local Church since the late 1970s, because of their practice to shout the name of the Lord Jesus Christ loudly. The Shouters were declared a xie jiao and banned in 1983, well before the first official list of the xie jiao was published in 1995. In China, “Shouters” and “Local Church” are often used as synonyms, although the leaders of Witness Lee’s branch of Local Church, whose headquarters are in Anaheim, California, insist that in China the Shouters are now a constellation of different groups, not all of them in contact with, or endorsed by, their organization in the U.S.
CCP Cracks Down on Inner Mongolia Protests, 2 Dead, Hundreds Wanted
Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi goes to Mongolia and orders a merciless repression of the protests. It has already started.
The Disappeared: Relatives of Vanished Uyghurs Tell Their Sad Stories
August 30 was the International Day of the Disappeared. Bitter Winter interviewed exiled Uyghurs who are in the vain search of their loved ones.
Minors Detained and Imprisoned for Practicing Their Faith
Teenage members of The Church of Almighty God are given hefty sentences, tortured and indoctrinated, and deprived of visitation rights when in detention.
Banned Religious Groups’ Members ‘Transformed’ in Xinjiang Camps
Followers of The Church of Almighty God, Falun Gong, and Jehovah’s Witnesses are kept in camps until they renounce their faith and betray fellow believers.