The Chinese authorities have linked religious issues with the local governments’ performance in office, intensifying religious persecution.
Authorities’ crackdown on Three-Self churches remains unabated: some have been sealed off or shut down, and believers have been subjected to violent beatings.
Chinese government threatens mail couriers with hefty fines for circulation of any religious materials, as the goal is to eradicate them completely.
The sound of their singing conveyed the unshakeable will of Chinese Christians to continue following the Lord, despite the CCP’s suppression.
After refusing the CCP’s unreasonable demands for relocation, Henan villagers were physically beaten by thugs hired by the authorities, causing many injuries.
Believers put their bodies in front of demolition equipment to try to save the cross and the church but end up beaten and broken.
Returning to a Cultural Revolution practice, China sets up boxes, phone lines, and web sites to report on neighbors, and defines monetary rewards for snitches.
Religious prisoners are put to work making clothes or electronics in brutal conditions: 12-hour workdays, denied of nutritious food and medical care, tortured.
Henan authorities are forcibly taking down religious symbols in individuals’ homes and forcing them to advertise CCP ideology.
Police monitored China Gospel Fellowship and swooped in when all pastors were in one place. One had a heart attack, and all were threatened to sign “repentance.”