Some of the leaders are serving sentences as long as 13 years, merely because of their Christian faiths.
Christian calendars, couplets or religious texts are banned and suppliers penalized, as authorities provide to believers counter-propaganda extolling Communism.
Pastors from Three-Self churches are being reviewed for their loyalty to the party and removed for small signs of resistance.
As Chinese authorities promote a Mao-era policy that pits people against each other, they’re also increasing the militancy in each and every village.
Muslims from Xinjiang who work in other provinces find themselves harassed and separated from their families, leaving wives and children struggling to survive.
Local authorities across China implement the central government’s orders of reducing the number of believers by closing down state-approved churches.
In an attempt to hide its persecution of the religious, Chinese authorities are now forcing Christians to “donate” their churches.
China expends great energy to suppress religion, and even more energy to hide the suppression. Closing streets, monitoring social media, bullying reporters.
People in China are paying for their beliefs with their lives, like a member of The Church of Almighty God from Henan who died while in detention.
Foreign Christian teachers deported, and Christian students and teachers face penalties, as Chinese schools seek to reinforce the gospel according to Marx.