A woman of Christian faith was driven to suicide due to harassment faced by constant surveillance by authorities.
The newly-adopted Communist Party disciplinary regulations increase the control and punishment for religious beliefs of political cadres.
Seven believers were arrested in Shanxi and have been through severe torture in the course of interrogation.
Several government efforts are underway to severely curtain religious belief in Linfen, a bustling city in China’s Shanxi Province.
Authorities in China’s provinces proactively respond to President Xi Jinping’s order to intensify the crackdown on beliefs and use the same methods as those employed to eliminate gang crime.
The Chinese authorities deployed a satellite positioning system during the new crackdown on The Church of Almighty God.
Two Shanxi Province residents were detained for printing religious material and books.
The government has dismissed leaders of official churches in Henan for not implementing central government policies sufficiently.
The police monitored phones of the family members before arresting them during a joint operation between two regional law enforcement forces.