Both Three-Self and house church venues have been demolished under various pretexts in Shaanxi, Anhui, and other provinces. Exclusive videos and pictures from Bitter Winter.
The CCP demands worship places to get religious activity venue registration certificates but denies almost all requests, creating a “legal” basis for persecution.
House churches and state-controlled Three-Self churches across China are raided and closed down. Believers are questioned, and their homes are searched.
Buddhist, Taoist, and folk religion temples suffered severe attacks in the prefecture-level cities of Baoji and Yan’an last year: some were closed, others destroyed.
Using pandemic restrictions as a pretext to check residents’ identity, authorities hunt down believers from this banned religious group.
The Chinese government used the deadly virus to persecute believers of banned religious groups, entering their homes under the pretext of “epidemic prevention.”
Bitter Winter continuously receives reports about the regime’s attacks on Buddhist and Taoist temples, which are destroyed, sealed-off, or repurposed.
To accelerate the “sinicization” of religion, China’s regime compels preachers to indoctrinate congregations and turns places of worship into propaganda centers.
During 2019, many Catholic churches were closed down for refusing to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Even state-run churches are suppressed.