The sculptures of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy were removed as part of the CCP’s campaign to eliminate all large open-air religious symbols.
The CCP intensifies crackdowns on overseas religious groups in China; believers not allowed to have contacts with foreigners or even watch TV programs from abroad.
Dissidents, the religious, anyone considered “dangerous” by the state, end up on its records and are harassed; even a seven-year-old child and a dying elderly man.
The CCP intensifies crackdowns against Buddhists and Taoist outdoor statues by removing or modifying them. Even the smallest religious symbols must go.
Pastors and preachers of state-run Three-Self Church are forced to undergo political re-education, as the CCP is intensifying efforts to “sinicize” Christianity.
CCP is surveilling and arresting foreign missionaries across China as part of a nationwide campaign, forcing believers to meet in hiding and conceal their faith.
As part of their curricula, the young are taught at schools that believing in God is abnormal; teachers encourage them to report on their religious relatives.
In the northeastern provinces of Liaoning and Jilin, CCP is intensifying its campaign against large outdoor religious symbols.
Municipal governments are intensifying measures against foreigners and anyone with ties abroad suspected of using Christianity to “subvert the regime.”