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.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 8, 2018 ChinaAid reports that Authorities in eastern Shandong province used anti-pornography and illegal publications campaign to investigate local Christian churches and inspect religious materials distributed there. In addition, teachers were instructed to report on students’ religious beliefs.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 6, 2018 Recently, the Chinese government has divided local “grassroots” communities into a grid pattern, with each grid made up of 15 to 20 households, which are monitored by a designated person called the “grid administrator.” These persons must fully familiarize themselves with the residents of their grid […]