Arrests were made in May during unified operations in Shanxi Province’s Linfen city after targets were tracked and monitored using mass surveillance systems.
For some small private establishments struggling to survive coronavirus lockdowns in China, government “aid” came in the form of beating, looting, and intimidation.
The minute coronavirus prevention restrictions were eased, state-run churches in Jiangxi Province felt the resurgence of onslaughts. Many were closed for good.
Religious texts not approved by the state, including the Bible, are confiscated from churches and believers, replaced with socialist propaganda.
The CCP cracks down on temples, orders to remove symbols and bans customs related to Tibetan Buddhism.
A journalist from central China details control and punishment measures the CCP employs on media outlets during the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Gate of Heaven on the Seven Sorrows Mountain was replaced with a building in traditional Chinese style, as part of the CCP’s religion “sinicization” campaign.
Believers not only face the risk of arrest for gathering in unlicensed places of worship – even joining a religion-affiliated group online may lead to persecution.
Captured during an operation against China’s largest Christian new religious movement on September 9-10, 98 believers remain in detention and are indoctrinated.