(邪教). Often incorrectly translated as “evil cults,” the expression xie jiao (which has been used since the late Ming era) means “heterodox teachings” and indicates the religious movements included in the list of the xie jiao, which the government regards as hostile to the CCP, dangerous, and not “really” religious. Xie jiao are prohibited, constitute the black market of Chinese religion, and being active in a xie jiao is punished with severe jail penalties under Article 300.
CCP Officials: ‘Christianity Doesn’t Belong in China’
On top of removing crosses, Chinese authorities order to replace Christianity’s main symbol on churches’ seals with the five-pointed star.
Church of Almighty God Members Subjected to Sound Torture
Three members of this banned religious group in China share their horrifying experiences of torture after being arrested for their faith.
China’s Persecution of the Uyghurs: A Human Rights Emergency
The situation in Xinjiang is getting worse rather than better. It is time for the international community to speak up.
House Churches Closed as ‘Illegal Venues,’ Believers Punished
The CCP eradicates unregistered Protestant venues, harassing and arresting believers, imposing hefty fines on them.