House churches in Shandong are having their power and water cut off and their doors blockaded for refusing to join the state-sanctioned Protestant church.
Fearing damage to the Party’s reputation of caring for the most vulnerable, a private orphanage that sheltered and placed disabled children is shuttered.
In a “sinicization” move bordering on farce, authorities force a church to delete one commandment from the fundamental law of Judaism and Christianity.
Instead of using frequent Christian expressions of praise, believers must thank the Communist Party of China – or face dire consequences.
Chinese officials allege, on false grounds, that the buildings on the Chinese Christian Church Prayer Mountain broke laws.
Even government-approved Three-Self church faces control of preaching, mandated patriotism, and control of finances, in ongoing “sinicization” push.
Cultural Revolution technique revived from the 1960s pits masses against masses, brother against brother, faith against faith, to control belief.
Churches have been ordered to get approvals to celebrate Christmas from multiple state institutions and people are forbidden from having Christmas decorations.
After a man tried taking ownership of a Three-Self Church building in Henan Province’s Tongbai county, authorities do nothing except protect the aggressor.
Authorities destroyed another government-approved Protestant church for refusing to raise the national flag and sing the national anthem.