Despite severe persecution, the CAG grew in China and, according to Chinese official sources, had reached four million members in 2014. Several thousand members have escaped abroad, where they have founded churches.
The idea of human rights is founded on the principle of natural rights. But official Chinese human rights principles state that human rights are rights given by society to the individual.
When farmers from the Dai minority protested against the exploitation by a rubber company, the police sided with the company, killed two villagers and seriously wounded another ten.
A leader of The Church of Almighty God is threatened with deportation to China, where she will be at risk of being executed. This may be the most important article published by Bitter Winter to date. It is, literally, a question of life and death. It regards an asylum seeker of a Chinese Christian new […]
Article based on direct reports from China, June 26, 2018 Since the beginning of 2018, Chinese authorities have been implementing the so-called “home-stay” program in Xinjiang Province – over a million Communist Party cadres, officials of state institutions, and employees of government-run organizations are sent to live with Muslim Uyghur minority families to indoctrinate them […]
Article based on direct reports from China, June 11, 2018 The number of people of faith who suffer from government persecutions in China is growing at an alarming speed. Facing the brutality and injustice from authorities, believers are left aggrieved, indignant and helpless. Bitter Winter is determined to bring to light the stories and testimonies […]
Massimo Introvigne On May 24, 2018, a heated confrontation took place at the United Nations in New York. The United States and Germany accused China of keeping hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uyghurs in “re-education camps.” The Chinese representative answered that typically, Western governments and diplomats accept at face value fake news spread by anti-Chinese Muslim […]
Article based on direct reports from China, May 28, 2018 Ark School in Xiaohe, a town situated in Xun County, near the city of Hebi, Henan, was founded by a local Christian, Ms. Liu in 2015. The government refused to issue the documents it needed because of its religious nature and eventually forcibly closed the […]
Massimo Introvigne The launch of Bitter Winter has been greeted by a good media coverage, and has been covered with sympathy by several human rights and academic blogs and websites, from France to Australia. We did expect different reactions, too. One day after the launch,
By Lea Perekrests & Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers (Brussels) Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has been working to investigate and track the stories of the Church of Almighty God (CAG) members over the past months. Closely following the cases of arrest, torture, and asylum processes, HRWF has been able to create a profile […]