Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 23, 2018 Bitter Winter continuously receives direct reports from China about the government’s activities to crack down on various religions in the country. Quite often, the ways the authorities harass the believers is hard to comprehend and strange, to say the least. Like this particular report about a […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 23, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) requires its members to be staunch atheists and forbids them from believing in any religion. In reality, some Party members are also Christians, and the Party severely tramples their religious freedom sometimes depriving them of their livelihood. Bitter Winter presents such […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 21, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned about the arrest of a member of the Shouters – Christians in the tradition of Chinese preachers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee that have been long targeted by the Chinese Government. After being on the list of wanted persons for two years […]
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: May 22, 2018 Radio Free Asia reports about the escalating persecution of Protestant churches in China. Officials ordered a church in Jinxian County, Jiangxi Province to close down and a church in Nanping city in the southeastern province of Fujian to register with the government-approved Three-Self Patriotic
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 21, 2018 Since the Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force in February 2018, the Chinese Communist government has been strengthening its control and repression of Xinjiang’s Muslim religion and culture under the pretext of “sinicization of religion.”
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 20, 2018 On May 1, Bitter Winter reported that the government demanded installation of surveillance cameras in Beijing Zion Church. After the Church manifested its dissatisfaction with the government’s decision, its water supply was cut off and the elevators were put out of service.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 20, 2018 On April 16, 2018, a township government in the city of Shangqiu, Henan, forcibly demolished a church under the excuse of building a culture square.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 18, 2018 The local governments in Xinjiang have forbidden all celebrations of the holy month of Ramadan that started this week, reports ChinaAid. Muslims from the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Changji, and other districts in Xinjiang, describe how local officials force Muslim restaurants owners to work during Ramadan and notify elementary […]
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