Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 The Regulations on Religious Affairs, revised at the 176th Executive Meeting of the State Council on June 14, 2017, became effective as of February 1, 2018. It states inter alia that it is forbidden to hold any religious activities involving minors.
Sources: International Service for Human Rights and direct information Date: May 1, 2018 Every five years, each member state of the United Nations comes before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva for its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) with respect to the human rights situation in the country. China’s UPR is scheduled for November 6, […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 Since early this year, the Chinese Communist government has strengthened surveillance and control of Christianity in mainland China. Recently, Bitter Winter learned that surveillance cameras have been installed in Christian churches in Zhejiang. In Beijing as well, surveillance cameras have been forcibly installed in the meeting […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 As part of the consequences of the new law on religion, which came into effect on February 1, 2018, Bitter Winter has learned that members of The Church of Almighty God, one of the Christian new religious movements banned in China as xie jiao (“heterodox teachings”), […]
Source: Foreign Policy and others Date: May 1, 2018 While thousands of Muslim Uyghurs languish in re-education camps in China, the Chinese regime is increasing the pressure on the Uighur diaspora. Bitter Winter has learned that huge sums are being poured into international fake news campaigns to present all Muslim Uyghur activists as terrorists, in […]
Source: AsiaNews Date: May 1, 2018 “The Catholic Church in the province of Henan, in central China, is violently persecuted,” according to reports received from the Vatican-connected Catholic wire agency AsiaNews. The Catholic agency reported that the plaque and the tomb of Mgr. Li Hongye (1920–2011), the former bishop of Luoyang for