Source: Global Times Date: May 14, 2018 The Global Times, a daily newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, reported, in an article dated May 9 and in comments in the following days, that China has released draft rules to regulate foreigners’ religious activities. The guidelines, drafted by the State Administration of Religious Affairs,
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 13, 2018 ChinaAid reports on yet another attempt by religious affairs bureau to coerce members of Huaqiu Church congregation in China’s southern Guizhou to join the state-run Three-Self Church.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 13, 2018 Bitter Winter has recently received evidence confirming that, on December 23, 2014, a house church meeting place was forcibly demolished by the local authorities in Jialou village, Zhangzhai town, Funan county in Anhui province’s Fuyang city, who deployed more than 600 people to complete the task. […]
Village Officials in Jiangxi Province: Anyone Who Has Received Poverty Alleviation Aid Must Remove Pictures of the Cross at Home
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 12, 2018 Recently, Bitter Winter learned that since the new revised Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force in February 2018, village officials in Fenggang township, Yugan county in Jiangxi’s Shangrao city started to forcibly remove in-home pictures of the cross. They even replaced pictures of the […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 11, 2018 A Christian church, established about 15 years ago, sits on a mountainside in Meikeng Village, Qiaoxia Town, Yongjia County, Zhejiang Province. In the past, four big shiny golden Chinese characters meaning “Christian Church” were written above the church gate, and a cross stood on the […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 11, 2018 On April 15, 2018, local government officials in Fuyang, Anhui, ordered more than 20 minors to leave a Three-Self church telling the believers that children are not allowed to believe in God or go to the church.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 11, 2018 ChinaAid reports that, on April 25th, the police arrested four congregation members of Autumn Rain Blessing Church for distributing Christian materials in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 11, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that the Chinese Communist Party police shut down an “underground” Catholic church in Zhengzhou as part of an effort to enforce the new Chinese regulations on religion. From April 1 to 21, the police raided this church a dozen times hoping to […]
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: May 10, 2018 China plans to tighten rules on foreigners who practice their religions in China, further violating religious and assembly freedoms, reports Radio Free Asia.