The religious in China are subjected to even fiercer crackdowns, as the regime increases “stability control” to offset the effects of the pro-democracy movement.
As the deadline “to lift all impoverished households out of poverty by 2020” is approaching, the CCP is hailing its “great achievements.” People see it differently.
Protestant house churches, regarded as a threat to the regime due to large numbers of believers, face total extinction, people threatened to give up their faith.
Places of worship refusing to be controlled by the state are being shut down, while government-run churches are used to worship the Chinese Communist Party.
To cultivate submissive followers, CCP imbues students – from kindergartens to universities – with “red patriotism” glorifying China’s revolutionary past.
Regarded as “illegal,” the churches refusing to join state-controlled organizations, are raided and closed down.
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.