The Chinese government is determined to destroy all outdoor religious statues in the country, regardless of their location – be it in a temple or a public square.
Hubei capital’s authorities continue repressions against the religious under the pretext of “cleaning up the city” before the start of Military World Games.
Ahead of Military World Games in Hubei Province’s capital Wuhan, the government is “beautifying” the city by destroying people’s homes and businesses.
“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.”