A Three-Self church in a village of Henan’s Shangqiu city was turned into a place for workshops after it has been sealed off and its cross has been torn down.
After forcing religious heads to remove crosses from their government-approved Three-Self churches, authorities are now shutting down churches and other congregation sites.
In an odd case from Anhui’s Guzhen county, a woman who was swindled out of cash and sought justice, was taken into custody by police for her religious belief.
Believers of the Born Again Movement in China were arrested in 2012 in Jiangsu’s Xuzhou city. While four were released within weeks, the remaining will still be in the government’s custody for an indefinite period.
Yichuan county’s United Front Work Department searched a Church and confiscated religious materials that were later destroyed.
On September 2, 2018, a university student from Henan Province was detained at the Shanghai Pudong Airport preparing to board a plane to South Korea where she studies.
Officials in Shanghai have targeted repeatedly a church, established by a Filipino national, seeking to dismantle it.
The Chinese authorities continue to employ the same methods against religious movements as used to fight organized crime.
A total of 300 personnel were dispatched to demolish the shrine in Henan on the eve of China’s grandest festival.
Believers in Henan were unable to attend Sunday service at Protestant churches because of the shutdowns. Jiang TaoJiang Tao (uses pseudonyms for security reasons), aged 42, is from Henan Province. He previously served as a magazine editor and has long been concerned about vulnerable groups that are being persecuted in China. He has written a […]