Municipal governments are following in the steps of authorities in other provinces to discriminate against students who hold religious beliefs.
Two giant Buddha statues were demolished in September, despite the attempts by local believers to protect them.
Cities and villages across Shanxi are implementing special measures as part of the nation-wide “struggle to clean up gang crime and eliminate evil.” Promoted as a campaign against organized crime, it is yet one more of President Xi’s initiatives targeting religious groups and churches in China.
In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
While China tries to defend the indefensible claiming that the transformation through education camps are benign “schools,” one of our reporters secretly visited the new large camp in Yining, Xinjiang, and proved it is undoubtedly a jail.
Some believers from The Church of Almighty God were taken into custody, and others were forced to flee their homes as a result of a special arrest operation launched by authorities in mid-October.
In several parts of Shanxi Province, believers of The Church of Almighty God have been detained at covert centers for forced indoctrination.
In a surreal situation of overlaps between the “patriotic” Church and the underground Church, Msgr. Peter Shao Zhumin, bishop of Wenzhou, will be re-educated for 15 days.
Authorities in some cities of Hebei Province implemented special campaigns earlier this year to crack down on churches that are not part of the government-controlled Catholic organization, closing down places of worship and arresting members of the clergy.