Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 18, 2018 Sources from mainland China report that the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Administration for Religious Affairs jointly created the Plan for the Special Campaign on Legal Investigation and Prosecution of South […]
By Lea Perekrests & Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers (Brussels) Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has been working to investigate and track the stories of the Church of Almighty God (CAG) members over the past months. Closely following the cases of arrest, torture, and asylum processes, HRWF has been able to create a profile […]
Source: South China Morning Post Date: May 17, 2018 South China Morning Post reports about the Chinese Government’s campaign to rid the northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region of what it regards as a worrying trend of Islamisation and Arabisation. The clampdown is part of a push to “Sinicise religion” – a policy introduced by President […]
Source: CNN Date: May 17, 2018 CNN reports about the Chinese government’s decision to send over a million Communist Party officials to live with Uyghur Muslim families in the western region of Xinjiang. Families will have to provide detailed information on their daily lives and political views. In return, the live-in officials not only will […]
Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide Date: May 17, 2018 Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that after a trial on 26 April, Pastor Su Tianfu from Living Stone Church in Guizhou Province was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, and six months’ residential surveillance. Despite several appeals, Pastor Su and the church’s other pastor, […]
Chinese Government Officials: Demolishing Churches and Cracking Down on Christianity Is the Central Committee’s Spirit
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 15, 2018 Henan is a province with a large Christian population in China. In 2018, it suffered the most severe religious persecution by the Chinese Communist Party: churches seized, crosses removed, minors banned from going to church — these events have been a common occurrence.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 15, 2018 ChinaAid reports that, in the past weeks, law enforcement officers harassed two Beijing house churches – Holy Love Fellowship and another church that chose to remain anonymous. Authorities pressured the landlords of the churches’ buildings to revoke their leases.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 15, 2018 The newly revised Regulations on Religious Affairs forbid any kind of religious education to minors on sites of religious activities. To enforce this policy, local governments in Henan province issued notices banning minors from entering the church and participating in religious activities. Authorities impose this ban […]
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Condemns the Repression of Uighur Muslims in China
Source: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Date: May 15, 2018 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is concerned about the Chinese government’s increasing crackdown on Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The government has instituted a comprehensive security grid throughout the region using both personnel