China’s religious groups are happy to help when disasters strike. But much of their efforts, and collected donations, are exploited by the government.
With threats and abusing rights, the CCP makes its citizens give samples of their biometric data, often disguised as mandatory medical exams or other pretenses.
Religion is identified as the major “dark and evil force” behind “weak and lax” CCP organizations that are being investigated across China.
The regime tightens control over finances of state-approved churches, as a tool to limit religious activities to the minimum and ultimately take over them entirely.
Strict control over the minds of university students in the mainland has been imposed to prevent them from being influenced by democratic beliefs and ideals.
Families of Church of Almighty God members who fled abroad are pressured to join CCP’s efforts to make their relatives return to China, where they will be hounded.
Similar to the infamous national reputation system, used for mass surveillance and control of citizens, churches face closure for “defying” government regulations.
Land expropriations, demolitions of properties, and even deaths are the results of China’s nationwide rural rejuvenation campaign.
“Bitter Winter” uncovered more information about the suicide of Song Yongsheng, the leader of the state-run Protestant Church in Henan’s Shangqiu city.