Municipal governments are following in the steps of authorities in other provinces to discriminate against students who hold religious beliefs.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
Two giant Buddha statues were demolished in September, despite the attempts by local believers to protect them.
In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
Some believers from The Church of Almighty God were taken into custody, and others were forced to flee their homes as a result of a special arrest operation launched by authorities in mid-October.
The church’s pastor was detained and the believers were prohibited from congregating at the venue again.
Officials across provinces in China show no leniency or restraint when attacking elderly believers; brutal interrogations, shut down senior homes and denied pensions – anything that works in the war against religious liberty.
Churches across China are forced to sing songs praising the Communist Party or else believers would be prohibited from gathering.
According to documents issued by some municipalities in the province of Shanxi, the clergy are submitted to annual inspections, and their movements are restricted.
A government-controlled Protestant Three-Self church in Henan has been persecuted since 2015. In September, its main symbol – the cross – was destroyed.