Source: Associated Press Date: May 18, 2018 Associated Press reports that, since last spring, Chinese authorities in the region of Xinjiang have imprisoned large numbers of Muslim Chinese in mass internment camps, where detainees are made to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 18, 2018 Bitter Winter received information that government officials in Luohe city, Henan Province, forced believers in Three-Self churches to sign the statement of guarantee and renounce their belief, threatening them to revoke their subsistence allowance and disqualify their children from joining the army and attending college.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 18, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that at about 2 p.m. on April 15, 2018, the police raided a local church in the city of Bengbu, Anhui, arresting more than ten believers who attended the meeting.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 18, 2018 Sources from mainland China report that the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Administration for Religious Affairs jointly created the Plan for the Special Campaign on Legal Investigation and Prosecution of South […]
Source: South China Morning Post Date: May 17, 2018 South China Morning Post reports about the Chinese Government’s campaign to rid the northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region of what it regards as a worrying trend of Islamisation and Arabisation. The clampdown is part of a push to “Sinicise religion” – a policy introduced by President […]
Source: CNN Date: May 17, 2018 CNN reports about the Chinese government’s decision to send over a million Communist Party officials to live with Uyghur Muslim families in the western region of Xinjiang. Families will have to provide detailed information on their daily lives and political views. In return, the live-in officials not only will […]
Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide Date: May 17, 2018 Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that after a trial on 26 April, Pastor Su Tianfu from Living Stone Church in Guizhou Province was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, and six months’ residential surveillance. Despite several appeals, Pastor Su and the church’s other pastor, […]
Chinese Government Officials: Demolishing Churches and Cracking Down on Christianity Is the Central Committee’s Spirit
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 15, 2018 Henan is a province with a large Christian population in China. In 2018, it suffered the most severe religious persecution by the Chinese Communist Party: churches seized, crosses removed, minors banned from going to church — these events have been a common occurrence.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 15, 2018 ChinaAid reports that, in the past weeks, law enforcement officers harassed two Beijing house churches – Holy Love Fellowship and another church that chose to remain anonymous. Authorities pressured the landlords of the churches’ buildings to revoke their leases.