(三班僕人). A Christian new religious movement founded in the late 1980s in Henan by Xu Wenku (徐文庫, 1946–2006), included in the list of the xie jiao in 1999, and reduced to a handful of followers after the founder’s capture and execution. It acquired a reputation for physically assaulting other Christian groups, and Xu was executed for having ordered the assassination of ex-members of his movement who had converted to The Church of Almighty God, although his followers insisted he was innocent. In 2018, the CCP launched a campaign in the province of Yunnan, and arrested dozens of alleged members of the Three Grades of Servants. Scholars and China Aid reacted with skepticism, suspecting the CCP was falsely accusing Christians of the house churches to be members of the Three Grades of Servants.
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.
So, You Want to Report on Xie Jiao and Get Money? The CCP Publish a “Manual of the Informer”
In Inner Mongolia, those who want to denounce banned religious movements for a reward are told how they should be trained and become more skilled.
Farmers Told to Grow Grains to Curb China’s Likely Food Crisis
Battling growing concerns with propaganda, Chinese authorities demand farmers switch to cultivating staple foods, disregarding their needs and circumstances.
House Church Believers Arrested for Practicing Their Faith
It’s increasingly hard for unregistered Protestant churches to survive, as numerous venues are closed to make believers join the official Three-Self Church.