Over 300 believers were arrested in October and November, as local authorities launched new crackdown campaigns against this Chinese Christian new religious movement.
On top of removing crosses, Chinese authorities order to replace Christianity’s main symbol on churches’ seals with the five-pointed star.
To create an atmosphere where “every person participates and all population report” on xie jiao, the government offers up to 100,000 RMB (about $ 14,000) for delation.
As temples were shut to prevent the spread of COVID-19, CCP intensified its campaign to eliminate all Buddhist statues in Sichuan, Fujian, and Shandong provinces.
Chinese authorities restrict mainlanders’ communication with the special administrative region while expanding influence on Hong Kong’s believers.
After the Boxer War, China had to pay an indemnity for 39 years to the foreign powers that defeated the rebels. Now, the CCP claims that international requests for virus-related damages are “a new Boxer Indemnity.”
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.