After new provisions were enforced at the start of last year, the government appoints its representatives to administrative committees in places of worship.
Presented as a coronavirus prevention measure, numerous cameras were installed in China’s religious venues. Believers fear that they will remain for good.
The government harassed these Protestant places of worship on a variety of pretexts: from “disturbing neighbors” to “supporting protests in Hong Kong.”
Battalions of overseers patrol residential communities in the name of “social stability,” watch for “unstable elements” and report on religious activities.
Health care workers on China’s coronavirus frontline talk about the CCP’s orders to fabricate data and how they were used for propaganda purposes.
The government offers money to believers to pressure Mindong Diocese’s priests to join the state-run church, seeks to cut off clergy’s contacts with abroad.
The government closed down over 100 meeting venues in the Archdiocese of Fuzhou, which are run by priests who continue to resist joining the Patriotic Church.
After indoctrination in internment camps, Muslims are sent outside Xinjiang to be further “transformed” through work in conditions reminiscent of those in captivity.
To make all Catholics join the state-run church, CCP continues to intimidate clergy and believers, shuts down charitable organizations.