Crackdown on religion continues to escalate in Jiangxi Province, as numerous house church venues are shut down, some forcibly demolished, their assets looted.
Authorities are pulling out all the stops to shove “disobedient” believers under the state’s control: churches shut down, congregations threatened and surveilled.
Government-controlled Protestant churches suffer brutal crackdowns, often resulting in closures that leave large numbers of believers without a place to worship.
Each word and movement by believers now tracked, as churches and temples are included in the nationwide massive surveillance project for rural areas.
Rewards for informers, registration of believers, propaganda, and more – Jiangxi Province spares no effort to eradicate churches not yet controlled by the CCP.
CCP is intensifying ideological indoctrination in schools by glorifying revolutionary past and making students cram the current Communist Party doctrines.
Foreign-affiliated churches are continuously harassed: religious venues closed down, believers investigated and prohibited from traveling abroad.
Protestant places of worship are pressured to join the government-approved Three-Self Church and submit to state control. Rebellious churches face consequences.
Even entertaining friends at home may be treated as a suspicious religious activity by the Chinese authorities; believers from official churches are no exception.