Members of these conservative Protestant house churches face increasing persecution, as their meeting venues across China are raided by the police and shut down.
Numerous questions remain unanswered about the deaths of two boys in Hunan Province. Instead of looking for answers, police persecute the aggrieved family.
Arrest quotas, monetary bonuses, fines, other “stick and carrot” methods are widely used to encourage officials and police officers to suppress people of faith.
What does CCP persecution look like? Shocking details of harassment, public shaming, indoctrination, and tracking illustrate the plight of believers in China.
A 70-year-old woman was deemed a criminal by the authorities and has been in police custody for over a year.
Xishan Temple, which cost $1 million RMB to be built in 2005 by a Buddhist woman from Huangshi city, in the central province of Hubei, is now a pile of ruins — thanks to a government demolition crew.
A local Religious Affairs Bureau in Hubei Province summoned local Buddhists to a meeting about the newly revised Regulations on Religious Affairs. Not only were they required to pay a participation fee, but also had to purchase national flags and fire extinguishers.
Any display of disagreement with the Communist Party in China is quashed, even when it concerns the health and wellbeing of an entire town. Nearly 2,000 police officers were sent in to deal with protesting residents in Bahe earlier this month.
As part of the nationwide campaign, the Wuhan city authorities in Hubei Province demolished a 36-meter-tall Guanyin statue in October. The demolition of Buddhist sites is not only an assault on religious liberties but also on the lives of locals who work there.