On June 26-28, a full-scale “Operation Thunder” in Liaoning Province resulted in massive arrests of members of this Christian new religious movement. In just three days, more than 500* believers of The Church of Almighty God were arrested all over the province, prompting thousands to flee their homes. The number of arrests continues to grow.
The Chinese Communist Party has repurposed the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Xigebi, the city of Kumul in Xinjiang for a conversion study group, or as it is more commonly known as a transformation through education camp. Bitter Winter has obtained a short video showing the outside of the camp. A fence with barbed […]
Monks aged 15 and under in the Tibetan-populated region of Sichuan are forced to leave their monasteries, and Chinese authorities place them in government-run schools, reports Radio Free Asia.
Bitter Winter has learned that house church Christian Qiao Gang (pseudonym) of Shangqiu City, Henan, was summoned to a local police station on May 4 of 2018, and has not been heard from since. When Qiao’s family inquired into the matter, they were told that he had been detained at the Shangqiu Pingtai Detention Center. […]
Some dioceses of the government-controlled Patriotic Catholic Church in Henan Province informed of having received notices from municipal authorities requesting them to collect data on the backgrounds of their congregations, especially those from poor families, reports ucanews.com.
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: July 8, 2018 Radio Free Asia reports that Chinese human rights activist Ma Yongtao, who led several public protests against China in Europe, was about to be forcibly repatriated from the Netherlands to China, after his request for political asylum was denied. The deportation was stopped at the last minute thanks to […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 8, 2018 Japanese and South Korean missionaries were deported from China on May 17 and were prohibited from entering the country for five years. Before the deportation, they were kept in detention for fifteen days.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 7, 2018 Over two hundred Muslim Uyghur children, from seven to seventeen-years-old, ended up in the welfare system of the Xinjiang’s city of Bole because their parents and relatives have been arrested and sent to the so-called “re-education camps.” Thirty teachers are responsible for the care of the children.
Source: O Clarim Date: July 6, 2018 On July 6, 2018, O Clarim, a Catholic magazine distributed in Macau and Hong Kong, published an interview with Bitter Winter’s editor-in-chief, Massimo Introvigne, about why Bitter Winter was created and what he expects of it. The interview was published in English, with a shorter version in Portuguese. O […]