Authorities destroy a Three-Self church in a Henan county, promising to rebuild it, but instead, clamp down on the construction of a new one.
The CCP authorities are intensifying anti-religious campaigns in schools, organizing marches and making parents keep their children away from church.
Statues and portraits of China’s leaders – former and present – continue to be placed in religious venues, in an effort to make them the only “gods.”
Meeting venues are raided, Bibles and religious articles seized, and believers registered and photographed for further surveillance.
As government authorities continue their campaign to eradicate religion from China, religious symbols are removed.
A report provided by a government insider highlights the severity of religious persecution in 2018.
Famous schools must cut all ties with their historical past, shedding robes and statues and names that evoke their Buddhist origins.
Perfectly functional, or barely functional, the Chinese government will go after any religious meeting site.
“Promoting religious belief or using religious words is not allowed in public places,” is the party line in China’s central province of Henan.