Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 21, 2018 Surveilled and chased after by the Communist Party authorities for her religious beliefs, 49-year-old house church leader from Huancui District in the city of Weihai, Shandong Province was forced to flee her home more than two years ago. The police continue to constantly burst into her […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 21, 2018 Bitter Winter reported earlier about the destruction of a Roman Catholic Way of the Cross in Henan Province. In the evening of June 5, officials ordered excavators and other heavy machinery to destroy the monuments and removed images of Jesus at the well-known Our Lady of Mount Carmel pilgrimage […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 21, 2018 Five students from the Gongyi City First Secondary Professional School in Henan Province were taken to a police station for sharing a humorous message with “religious” content on WeChat – highly popular instant messaging app in China.
Source: Direct reports from NGOs Date: June 21, 2018 On June 20, 2018, during the yearly conference of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, which is taking place in Nantou, Taiwan, Professor Massimo Introvigne, editor-in-chief of Bitter Winter reviewed the scholarly literature on fake news, and analyzed the campaign of fake news organized […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 19, 2018 Muslims in China have suffered devastating blows since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has intensified its onslaught on religious liberties: believers are incarcerated and mosques destroyed.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 20, 2018 Han Jingtao is currently 97-years-old. He is a priest of a so-called “underground” Catholic church from Bairin Right Banner in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. As a priest of the church whose bishops are appointed by the Vatican, not the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association, Father Han has […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 20, 2018 In April 2018, Zheng Xin (pseudonym), a 42-year-old member of The Church of Almighty God, a Christian new religious movement, from Pizhou in Jiangsu Province, was unlawfully detained by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police. She was subjected to torture and indoctrination for eight days. She […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 19, 2018 In December of 2017, a Catholic “underground” church in the Weibin District of the city of Xinxiang in Henan Province set up a youth fellowship. Catholic underground churches belong to the clandestine Catholic organization in China whose bishops are appointed by the Vatican, as opposed to […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 19, 2018 The agreement currently being discussed between China and the Vatican on the appointment of Catholic bishops has been and still is a topic of particularly great interest and concern for Catholic clergy and believers in China. Bitter Winter has received information about the surveillance and arrest of a […]