Fearing that pro-democracy demonstrations will kindle the spirit of Catholics refusing to join the Patriotic Church, the CCP expands restrictive measures.
Fearing that the spread of Christianity will pose a threat to the CCP’s rule, authorities around Jiangxi Province increasingly suppress private religious venues.
Even symbols of traditional Chinese spiritual teachings are not spared in the campaign to eliminate all religions, as Taoist symbols and temples face demolition.
CCP takes over places of worship for new propaganda centers, aimed at instilling “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” into people’s brains.
After a month of guarding the temple, residents of a village in Jiangxi’s Nanfeng county see it turned into ruins, as officials wage war against folk religions.
Religious meeting venues that go against government’s requirements to joint Three-Self Church are sealed off and their pastors arrested across China.
Ten believers from Jiangxi Province, arrested last year, were sentenced to prison from 3.5 to 11 years. They did nothing wrong except practiced their faith.
With facial recognition and other high-tech equipment monitoring their every move, ordinary people are starting to feel that they live in a prisonlike reality.
Schools intensify efforts to indoctrinate students with communist thought, ensuring that the “red gene” is alive and is passed on through generations.