Henan provincial authorities are carrying out a comprehensive examination of Three-Self preachers, with the ultimate goal to get rid of “unpatriotic” ones.
Merely due to their ethnic identity, Xinjiang Uyghurs are subjected to surveillance and control by the Chinese authorities.
Being a preacher in a government-controlled Three-Self Church no longer means being free from persecution.
Some of the leaders are serving sentences as long as 13 years, merely because of their Christian faiths.
Christian calendars, couplets or religious texts are banned and suppliers penalized, as authorities provide to believers counter-propaganda extolling Communism.
Pastors from Three-Self churches are being reviewed for their loyalty to the party and removed for small signs of resistance.
As Chinese authorities promote a Mao-era policy that pits people against each other, they’re also increasing the militancy in each and every village.
Muslims from Xinjiang who work in other provinces find themselves harassed and separated from their families, leaving wives and children struggling to survive.
Local authorities across China implement the central government’s orders of reducing the number of believers by closing down state-approved churches.