Even pigsties, sheep pens, and cemeteries can become meeting venues for believers – as long as it allows them to avoid questioning and inspections by the state.
Muslims outside Xinjiang face growing suppression, as the CCP removes symbols of their faith, controls mosques, executing its five-year plan to “sinicize” Islam.
As part of a five-year plan to reform Islam, mosques remodeled to look Chinese and Hui culture suppressed, sparking anger among Henan capital’s Muslim residents.
Behind the picture of “a happy family of nations,” painted for the ethnic minorities’ sports games in Henan, hides the harsh reality of religious persecution.
Three-Self Church clergy forced to interpret the Bible through the prism of traditional Chinese culture – part of CCP’s campaign to make religions “more Chinese.”
Monetary rewards by the government nurture the culture of snitching in China, putting people of faith in permanent danger and resulting in the closure of churches.
Signs with propaganda slogans required to be displayed outside shops and factories, as kindergarten and elementary school students pledge to follow the Party.
Buddhist and Taoist temples fall victim to increasing religious suppression in the name of “sinicization.” If not destroyed, they are turned into propaganda venues.
Outside Xinjiang, in the provinces with a high concentration of Muslims, Chinese symbols and traditions are increasingly taking over anything Islam-related.