Even personal travel to visit relatives requires permission, and detailed itineraries must be submitted. Failure to comply can result in churches being closed.
China reinforces the ban on “religious or feudal” ideas, re-education of religious teachers, to ensure students remain ignorant of all except Marxism.
Images and videos of Buddhist statues being destroyed or covered keep flooding in – seemingly with no end in sight.
Fear of mass protests in China is leading to total surveillance, ideological control, and suppression of dissidents and human rights groups.
Increasing actions against religion, from arrests to deportation to anti-Christmas propaganda, aim to forestall a Soviet-style regime collapse.