Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 11, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that the Chinese Communist Party police shut down an “underground” Catholic church in Zhengzhou as part of an effort to enforce the new Chinese regulations on religion. From April 1 to 21, the police raided this church a dozen times hoping to […]
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: May 10, 2018 China plans to tighten rules on foreigners who practice their religions in China, further violating religious and assembly freedoms, reports Radio Free Asia.
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 8, 2018 ChinaAid reports that Authorities in eastern Shandong province used anti-pornography and illegal publications campaign to investigate local Christian churches and inspect religious materials distributed there. In addition, teachers were instructed to report on students’ religious beliefs.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 6, 2018 Recently, the Chinese government has divided local “grassroots” communities into a grid pattern, with each grid made up of 15 to 20 households, which are monitored by a designated person called the “grid administrator.” These persons must fully familiarize themselves with the residents of their grid […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 5, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the police seized a Three-Self church in Huichi Village, Wuqiu Township, Changyuan County in Henan Province’s Xinxiang City, and arrested its two pastors. The church belongs to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the Protestant body controlled by the regime in China.
Massimo Introvigne In the morning of November 26, 2017, He Linbo was arrested at the Shihezi City Train Station in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. He was accused of being a leader of a banned religious organization. He was escorted to the police post of the train station, where he was physically searched […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 4, 2018 Bitter Winter was able to obtain from China some rare images of the crackdown against religious activities involving minors and the public preaching of religion that is taking place in China. The first document has been distributed by a school in Henan and its translation […]
House Church Christians Sentenced Under the False Accuse of Being Members of the Three Grades of Servants
Source: China Aid and CESNUR Date: May 3, 2018 China Aid has reported that on April 24, the Dali Intermediate Court in Dali, Yunnan, ruled that Christians Tu Yan and Su Min had participated in the Three Grades of Servants, a religious institution listed as a xie jiao by the Chinese government. Tu received a […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 2, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that on March 16, 2018, a leader of the Local Church whose pseudonym is Yang Zhi, 68 (we do not publish his real name following a request by his friends and family), has been arrested in the city of Suzhou in Anhui […]