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.”
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.