The Chinese authorities continue to persecute state-sanctioned churches and religious heads.
Since April 2018, the Chinese authorities have been implementing a national campaign against The Church of Almighty God. In Jiangsu Province alone, at least 350 Church members have been arrested to date.
Chinese officials intimidate senior believers by forcing them to renounce their faith, or their allowances would be discontinued.
The authorities closed down a charitable institution for children because it was established and run by Christians from abroad.
Members of a Christian family in the Anhui Province have been separated due to CCP sanctioned persecution.
A family of three who are all members of The Church of Almighty God were detained during the “Operation Thunder” in Liaoning’s Dandong city.
A newly-built state-sanctioned Protestant Three-Self Church in Luohe city, Henan, forcibly occupied by authorities and transformed into a center for Communist Party members.
The Chinese authorities often target Christians or Chinese citizens who flee the country but then return.
The authorities refused to issue tourist visas to citizens wanting to visit South Korea.
The cross of a government-controlled church in a village in Shandong was removed, and the church was covered with greenery for a visit by China’s President.