A series of new regulations to suppress people of faith of all denominations were adopted last year, followed by unprecedented crackdown campaigns.
While millions of Muslims are detained in Xinjiang’s camps, their children are subjected to “sinicized” education thousands of miles away from home.
To drive believers into the state-run Protestant Church, the CCP threatens to take away their social benefits, shuts down and destroys meeting venues.
After an online Christian bookstore owner was arrested, buyers were traced and investigated all over China as part of CCP’s drive against “illegal publications.”
Facial recognition further invades people’s lives after the regime introduced mandatory facial scans for all new customers signing up for mobile phone contracts.
Any books and printed materials not approved by the regime are confiscated, and religious periodicals are prohibited from being published and distributed.
To ensure bans on the mailing of items deemed harmful to the regime, the government conducts covert investigations, severely punishes companies and employees.
The CCP is training abbots as mouthpieces to spread propaganda and requires temples to undergo standardized management assessments.
Across the country, the CCP is “transforming” temples into cultural auditoriums, government offices and elderly activity centers.