Ancient or new, Buddhist, Taoist, and folk religion temples continue to be suppressed; even those with proper government certification and approval are demolished.
Amid raids and crackdowns, clergy and congregations of what used to be Underground Catholic Church are continuing to resist being governed by the state.
Surrounding the ancient Baoguo Temple, the statues were built with the state’s approval in 2010. They now fell victim to the purge of open-air Buddhist icons.
The CCP is strictly controlling state-appointed pastors and preachers, as well as congregation members, limiting their worshiping to the areas where they live.
Members of The Church of Almighty God recall their experiences while in custody where they were forced to take psychoactive substances, alongside other tortures.
The Fuzhou Reformed House Church has been shut down by the authorities for refusing to join the Three-Self Church.
A popular vegetarian eatery promoting the teachings of Buddhist masters in Fujian was forced to change its signboard and had its books and videos confiscated.
New suppression measures include the ban on pilgrimages and customized “political conversion” of those refusing to join the Patriotic Catholic Association.
When attempts to coerce a house church to join the Three-Self Church failed, authorities entered it forcefully.