To ensure that the pro-democracy movement spirit does not spread to mainland China, the CCP scrutinizes anyone with links to the special administrative region.
As in other areas of China, the persecution of this Christian new religious movement in the eastern province of Shandong has intensified considerably this year.
For Christians, one of the most important activities in practicing their faith is sharing the gospel. But not in China, where it is prohibited.
Fearing public humiliation or losing their jobs, government employees and Party members spend hours strenuously accumulating points on “Xi Study Strong Nation” app.
The CCP builds up momentum in its effort to eliminate independent Buddhism. Under various pretexts, temples and statues are destroyed, and monks told to “return home.”
Four of the church’s leaders were also arrested in one of the largest operations against this network of house churches.
The CCP’s war against large religious statues continues nationwide: recent casualties from the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, and Zhejiang.
A comprehensive crackdown is in progress: believers registered, sent to transformation through education “classes,” more surveillance cameras installed.
Three members of The Church of Almighty God from Shandong Province were arrested in 2017, heavily fined and imprisoned just for their faith.