With China’s economic downturn, ordinary citizens are left to suffer as a result of failing policies that were supposed to help them initially.
The government forcibly demolishes residences and farms under the pretext of “restoring arable land,” destroying people’s lives, forcing them into poverty.
Eager to prove to higher-ups their gusto in suppressing religions, Xingyang city authorities shattered numerous Christian and folk religion places of worship.
Student’s dormitory rooms are raided for faith-related items, any books on religion banned from libraries, and teachers’ religious status investigated.
The compromises Three-Self churches made with the Chinese government only brought intensified persecution, not peace.
Since the control over believers has become one of the main tasks for local authorities, their work is closely monitored and evaluated.