While the CCP governs the Three-Self Church, many of its venues are not issued religious activity registration certificates and are subsequently stifled and shut.
The CCP’s campaign to remove religious symbols from places of worship continues unabated, as believers are harassed in places of worship and at home.
Outdoor religious statues continue to be destryed across China, local officials in charge threated to be dismissed if they disobey the central government orders.
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.