Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 19, 2018 Two relatives from Shandong Province have paid a harsh price for their religious beliefs: a long-term prison sentence for one and living in hiding for the other. The police tried to extort money from the families of both men.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 18, 2018 The police arrested a house church leader in Kuandian Manchu Autonomous County in the city of Dandong, Liaoning Province, almost three years ago. During the arrest, in the house of the preacher, they found a list of members of house church who live in the area. […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 18, 2018 Ten house church members were arrested on March 2, in Shandong Province’s Qihe County, the city of Dezhou, and are still kept in detention for more than three months after their arrest.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 18, 2018 Three leaders of the Shouters Christian community in the city of Yantai, Shandong Province, have been persecuted and arrested over the time period of a few years. Their stories serve as examples of Chinese government’s crackdown on religious minorities that has recently intensified.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 18, 2018 Bitter Winter has reported repeatedly about the persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang. However, religious persecution in Xinjiang also targets Christians, according to reports and documents we keep receiving.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 17, 2018 A small Three-Self Church in Nanhua community, Minquan County, the city of Shangqiu, Henan Province, fell victim to the Chinese Communist Party’s large-scale persecution of religions. The Three-Self Church is the government-controlled Protestant United organization, but this does not prevent the persecution of single Three-Self communities.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 17, 2018 In May 2018, China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs issued an administrative measure forbidding foreigners from organizing religious activities and restricting Chinese citizens’ participation in them. Since then, many foreign missionaries have been arrested or driven out of the country, their numbers constantly increasing.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 17, 2018 Xie jiao, a term wrongly translated as “evil cults,” but in fact meaning “heterodox teachings,” are religious movements included by the regime in its periodically updated list of banned groups. Those active in a xie jiao are arrested and detained under Article 300 of the Chinese Criminal […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 16, 2018 Recently, Bitter Winter has received reports and photographic evidence from Fujian Province about an incident that happened in 2016, which proves that not even the communities belonging to the Three-Self Church, i.e. to the official united Protestant church controlled by the government, are free from persecution.