Source: Guizhou petitioner Wang Shuying’s Twitter message:https://twitter.com/beiking8964 Date: May 15, 2018 On May 12, the Party police crushed the prayer gathering on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake held by the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu. Over 100 church members were taken away by the police.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 15, 2018 Since mid-April 2018, the town government in Linzhou, Henan, has dispatched many people to all villages under its jurisdiction to work with local village officials and disrupt Christian religious activities.
Source: La Stampa and others Date: May 15, 2018 As reported by the leading Italian daily La Stampa, and several others, on May 14 2018, the Turin Book Fair, the third largest book fair in Europe, hosted the conclusion of the FIRMA-Faiths in Tune festival, a 5-day event where religious groups offered musical performances. Two […]
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 13, 2018 ChinaAid reports on the government’s violations of the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religious belief by prohibiting citizens from participating in religious activities in schools.
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 […]