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.
On top of ubiquitous surveillance systems, believers in China must also be vigilant of government-assigned personnel who watch over them 24/7.
After five years of persecution, a member of The Church of Almighty God fell seriously ill but was unable to seek treatment while on the run.
Chinese government officials like to come up with a vast swath of reasons, pretty much all untrue, as reasons to destroy religious sites.