The camps that replaced the laojiao after the latter were abolished in 2013. Scholars believe that they currently have one and a half million inmates, of which roughly one million are Uyghurs. Although the CCP, and a 2018 law that legalized them in Xinjiang, presented them as “educational” facilities, in fact inmates are submitted to a inhuman regime of labor and indoctrination and to strong pressure to renounce their religious faith, with instances of torture and suspicious deaths frequently reported.
Official Catholic Church: State-Approved, Hounded Nonetheless
Joining the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association does not mean that persecutions end: state-sanctioned venues are also harassed, unduly controlled, and shut.
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.
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.
Nearly 550 Protestant Venues Shut Down in Jiangsu Province
During a six-month crackdown last year, authorities merged and repurposed places of worship using threats, intimidations, and other deceitful methods.