A report by the municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs details achievements in suppressing believers and outlines new, even more rigorous, crackdowns.
Even the most commonplace and humanitarian activities, if associated with Christian evangelization, are considered illegal and forbidden by the CCP.
Authorities are conducting training, with an emphasis on anti-infiltration, demanding that church leaders “free themselves of the fetters of Western theology.”
Any words that might suggest religion are removed and replaced by secular, Party propaganda in China, as the regime continues defensive measures to “ensure stability.”
With the pretext of preventing “western forces” from threatening to the CCP’s regime through religion, the authorities are sparing no efforts to suppress and shut down house churches.
Apparently, there aren’t enough police to monitor religion at all times, everywhere. So, China uses old women, city employees, unemployed to spy on neighbors.
Destroy underground seminaries, control curriculum at state-approved facilities, and prohibit foreign studies: control the church by controlling the clergy.