To prevent mass protests, CCP increases “stability control” over students and teachers in the months commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre and Urumqi riots.
Three government-approved Protestant churches have been destroyed in Shandong’s Linyi city for various made up reasons.
Believers from Shandong Province share their experience of how to avoid being identified as religious and evade persecution while practicing their faith.
House church believers from Shandong share their experience of a perilous trip to the Uyghur region to check on how fellow religionists practice their faith.
To avoid being ridiculed, the CCP once again destroys the results of its religion suppression policies after they are disclosed on Bitter Winter.
Though native to China, Taoism has also become a target of the anti-religion campaign: places of worship closed and converted, traditional temple fairs prohibited.
Fearing admonishment by higher authorities, Shandong’s officials intensified crackdowns on temples and outdoor religious venues, eliminating statues of deities.
Patriotic ideology and traditional Chinese culture forcefully replacing religious activities, churches pressured to stage plays and operas to transform faith.
Prohibited from believing in God themselves, Party members and officials are pledging to watch for and persecute all religious activities.