As surveillance of online activity increases, China builds a professional cyber army to control how citizens think, and to spread propaganda globally.
Fearing international inspectors seeking human rights abuses in Xinjiang, authorities adopt strict methods to conceal activities and to intimidate families into silence.
At least 25 members of The Church of Almighty God are being detained at the Phoenix Ravine Resort, which has been turned into a “legal education center.”
The Chinese government continues to crack down on Tibetan Buddhism – and not just inside Tibet but the areas surrounding it.
New details about the detention of Uyghurs in China expose a ruthless state using inhuman methods – including torture – to wipe out a culture.
Authorities are requiring underground churches to join the state-approved Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association if they want to continue holding gatherings.
International media has already reported that Uyghurs are being transferred to, and detained in, other provinces of China. Bitter Winter has uncovered further details about the movement, and what we are learning is disturbing.
China’s efforts to sinicize – or “make Chinese” – all official religions in the country have gained momentum in recent months. Evidence of this acceleration is, literally, blowing in the wind.
From August to October of this year, more than ten house churches were closed by authorities in Daqing city, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. As a result, hundreds of believers have lost their place of worship.