Authorities in some cities of Hebei Province implemented special campaigns earlier this year to crack down on churches that are not part of the government-controlled Catholic organization, closing down places of worship and arresting members of the clergy.
Arrested for his belief in 1983, a member of a Sola Fide church has been persecuted since as a “believer in xie jiao.”
Churches across several provinces like Shandong, Hunan, Jilin and more have been raided upon and shut down recently.
Several Buddhist temples have been torn down in Hubei Province. These temples had believers living inside, who have nowhere to go now.
A police officer faked to have accepted the gospel and gained the trust of a house church in Zhijiang city of Hubei Province, which has led to the arrest of some members of the congregation.
In Henan, authorities recently expelled several elderly Christians out of the nursing home where they used to live. Now they have nowhere to go.
A Buddhist temple was ruined in Hunan, and several people were beaten during protests against it.
In Xi Jinping’s China, even Buddhism, a religion that has been traditionally practiced in the country, is not safe.
Authorities used explosives to demolish a five-meter outdoor Buddhist statue in Hubei Province for supposedly obstructing the view for airplanes.