As religious sculptures and other symbols are being destroyed throughout the country, Chairman Mao statues stand tall for people to worship.
After members of a True Jesus Church in Henan refused to have their place of worship repurposed by the state, about 1,000 government personnel came to destroy it.
To prevent members of state-approved Three-Self churches from practicing their faith, the CCP forces them to “donate” places of worship or seizes them forcibly.
Breaking the laws and disregarding state-issued religious activity permits, the CCP represses churches, with the ultimate goal to eliminate Christianity in China.
Crescent moon and star symbols, traditional domes are disappearing, as the CCP carries out its campaign to “sinicize” Islam across the country.
Wanshan Forest Park in Henan Province used to house 13 temples. After numerous government inspections, all of them have been sealed off, believers driven away.
Grassroots-level bureaucrats are supervised to ensure their diligence in executing the central government’s policies on religion. Any misstep results in a penalty.
Under the CCP’s totalitarian rule, even state-licensed churches become “illegal” after well-organized campaigns of threats and manipulations are implemented.
Henan authorities continue threatening and coercing believers to “donate” their places of worship. In June alone, they took over 11 venues in Luanchuan county.