“President Xi Jinping hates to see crosses,” declare authorities, as they clamp down on places of worship, in preparations to host the sports event in October.
Provincial and municipal governments are intensifying purges against churches and temples to demonstrate the superiors their achievements in suppressing religion.
Sola Fide believers were arrested and beaten in Hubei, after having been told that even gathering for a dinner is an illegal religious activity.
CCP’s increasing squashing of cultural and religious traditions of this ethnic group leaves them with the feeling of impending crisis, similar to Xinjiang.
Over the past two months, at least a dozen of house church meeting venues were forcibly closed down in the province of Hubei, Fujian, and Liaoning.
Under the CCP’s religious crackdown, Buddhist and Taoist temples are being demolished or forced to undergo a “metamorphosis.”
Spies in classrooms, a database of religious students and teachers – 15 departments in a university of central China given tasks to suppress believers on campus.
Hubei authorities are intensifying their crackdown on Buddhism, destroying temples on trumped-up pretenses and leaving elderly owners without means to survive.
Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Zhu Zhongcai and 8 others in Hubei were tried and sentenced for “illegal business operations” in January.