A university student from Shanxi’s Yucheng city is currently in detention, and as per reports, will not be released until she gives up her faith.
Communist Party authorities closed down a house church in Hebei Province accusing it of “collusion with South Korean missionaries.”
The police secretly arrested a leader of a house church in Shanxi Province. His family managed to see him only over a year later.
Two house church leaders from Shanxi received heavy prison sentences in 2015 and still remain in custody accused of following heterodox teachings.
Authorities are closely monitoring house churches with foreign affiliations disguising anti-religious activities as the fight against “foreign infiltration forces.”
Before the shutdown of Beijing’s Zion Church earlier this month, authorities made numerous attempts at coercing believers to leave the church.
Government officials ordered to modify a new Buddhist-themed mural in Shanxi Province, claiming that it was a serious “political issue.”
From forcing the landlord to cancel the lease to banning the church’s WeChat account, authorities left no stone unturned in bringing down the church.
In a veiled attempt to crush house churches, the authorities have been pressurizing landlords that rent out space to Christians.