Over 300 believers were arrested in October and November, as local authorities launched new crackdown campaigns against this Chinese Christian new religious movement.
For over two years now, CCP implements a comprehensive nationwide campaign to remove religious symbols from places of worship, documented here with exclusive pictures.
Although Catholics who refuse to join the Patriotic Church bear the brunt of persecution, state-run venues are also increasingly abused.
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The CCP treats any disclosed information about its actions to suppress people of faith as “the divulgence of state secrets” and cracks down on “leakers.”
Enumerators of the 7th census are told to ascertain people’s religious status and notify the police about detected religious symbols and “suspicious” behavior.
A new draft law, of which Bitter Winter publishes the English translation, would severely limit the possibility of foreign visitors, including academics, to interact with Chinese discussing religion.
An expansion of the “Sharp Eyes” project, the new CCP’s scheme offers residents surveillance cameras inside and outside their homes. But to what end?
Crackdown operations targeting this banned religious movement are being carried out since May, resulting in arrests of its key leaders.