Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 3, 2018 On May 19, 2018, about 200 believers from Xiangning County, which is part of the prefecture-level city of Linfen, Shanxi Province, gathered at Yingli village to attend an inauguration of the new church building to be held the next day. Incited by the government, local villagers […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 3, 2018 On May 3, 2018, the Communist Party police arrested three members of the Christian new religious movement The Church of Almighty God (CAG) while having a meeting in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The police ransacked their houses and seized their belongings.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 3, 2018 A college in the city of Xinxiang, Henan replaced the menu and the signboard of its canteen for minority ethnic students deleting the words in Arabic and leaving only Chinese characters. This is one more example of the Chinese government’s attempts to “sinicize” religions.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 2, 2018 Xiayi County Education and Sports Bureau in Henan and local town authorities jointly issued a requirement for all local schools, including private schools, to strengthen the ideological education of the students and forbid them to enter religious sites. The document also calls to design and produce […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 1, 2018 The local government in Baiyu village in the Henan city of Gongyi is planning to demolish the cross of a Three-Self Church. Believers have been staying in the church day and night to protect the cross since May 24.
Source: ChinaAid Date: June 1, 2018 Armed police officers forcibly ended a church service on Sunday at Huoshui Church in China’s northern Gansu Province, accusing congregants of illegal religious activities, reports ChinaAid.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 31, 2018 Bitter Winter is receiving many reports from mainland China of schools suppressing religious freedoms. This has especially intensified since the adoption of the new Regulations on Religious Affairs in February 2018, which prohibits minors under 18 from joining a religion and engaging in religious activities.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 31, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that an elder from the Central Three-Self Church in Tangyin County, Anyang, Henan, was suspended from her post by the director of the local Bureau of Religious Affairs on the spot, for taking her 2-year-old grandson to the church.
Local Authorities of Yuncheng, Shanxi Pressure to Shut Down a Church Refusing to Join the Three-Self Church
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 31, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that local authorities threaten to close a church in Donghekou Village in Wenxi County, which is part of the prefecture-level city of Yuncheng, Shanxi. The authorities claim that the church building is illegal and that the church should join the official Three-Self Church.