“Operation Knocking on Doors” sends officers to photograph believers under false pretexts, part of a broader surveillance system to track religious everywhere.
Henan authorities are forcibly taking down religious symbols in individuals’ homes and forcing them to advertise CCP ideology.
Monthly visits, detailed checklists, tracking of believers who fail to attend approved churches – a systematic plan to ensure closed down churches stay closed.
In an attempt to hide its persecution of the religious, Chinese authorities are now forcing Christians to “donate” their churches.
On orders from the top, local governments are investigating workers, threatening to cut pensions, and restricting social media. Examples from Inner Mongolia.
A Bitter Winter reporter went to Shawan county to learn how government suppression affects daily lives: mass arrests, burned books, and destroyed mosques.
Police monitored China Gospel Fellowship and swooped in when all pastors were in one place. One had a heart attack, and all were threatened to sign “repentance.”
Government officials are ringing in the Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – by clamping down on Christian literature.
Fear of mass protests in China is leading to total surveillance, ideological control, and suppression of dissidents and human rights groups.
While the world condemns the sentencing of Witnesses in Russia to harsh jail penalties for the only crime of practicing their faith, China applauds the persecution.