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.
The CCP is mandating the five authorized religions in China to hold preaching contests that must include socialist doctrines and elements of traditional culture.
Authorities in Henan are promoting the use of a new mobile application for low-tier officials to collect information and report about religious activities.
Allowing the Chinese to worship only the Communist Party, authorities are ordering the removal of the fundamental law of Christianity from churches.
A new control measure imposed on the government-approved churches threatens to close down any religious venue that loses points for disobeying the regime.
Crackdown on religion is now a key task for officials in towns and villages, higher-ups imposing personal responsibility on them for the success of persecutions.