Spied on and threatened to be expelled or persecuted, religious students and teachers are fighting to preserve their faith in war-like conditions.
Unapproved Protestant churches are bracing for more crackdowns, as local officials are planning a new round of suppression in the second half of the year.
Promoted as a tool to “maintaining stability,” the locks that use facial recognition, phones, or IDs, is a new addition to the system of complete surveillance.
Protestant meeting venues in Zhejiang and Fujian were demolished or closed down deemed as illegal or their land needed for government’s purposes.
The CCP is making local party functionaries personally responsible for monitoring believers and eradicating unwanted religious groups.