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.
The Religious Affairs Bureau took ownership of the 34-meter-tall statue of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy in June and ordered its demolition a few months later.
After Christians from a house church in Henan Province showed just how vicious the government is by posting a video of them tearing up a painting of the cross inside their church government officials proved it again, by mobilizing over 400 people to destroy the house of worship in retaliation.