From August to October of this year, more than ten house churches were closed by authorities in Daqing city, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. As a result, hundreds of believers have lost their place of worship.
A member of The Church of Almighty God was four months pregnant when she was arrested and tortured by the police for her belief.
Authorities in China are installing surveillance devices in electrically-powered bicycles and motorbikes, raising concerns that the government wants to track the movement of citizens.
China’s latest round of crackdown against Buddhist venues continues to intensify. Even shop signboards containing the Chinese character Fó (佛meaning “Buddha” or “Buddhism”) have been forcibly removed or painted over. According to a Buddhist from Harbin city in China’s northernmost province of Heilongjiang, between November 1 and 2, the Administration Bureau of Industry and Commerce, […]
Under the powerful “stability maintenance” policy, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to deprive the Chinese people of their freedom of speech.
Facing increasing surveillance and persecutions, believers are forced to come up with inventive ways to continue practicing their faith and dodge arrests.
According to an internal document, the CCP is tightening the noose around the flow of information regarding its persecution of religion.
Even the most innocent faith-related practices or rituals may cause troubles with authorities in present-day China.
Having undergone investigation earlier this year, the re-opened Rehoboth School in Liaoning was forced to close down for good, amid the threats to arrest its principle.
Since house churches have come up with several ingenious ways to evade persecution, the authorities have now started deploying spies to crack down on religious belief.