China expands its draconian surveillance systems intended to monitor, track, and persecute citizens, with particular attention to transient and religious populations.
Authorities are harassing a once flourishing, more than 1,000-year-old temple and subject monks to increased control and indoctrination.
During the Mondoreligioni festival, Massimo Introvigne’s book was introduced by sociologist PierLuigi Zoccatelli and lawyer Francesco Curto.
The Chinese authorities have linked religious issues with the local governments’ performance in office, intensifying religious persecution.
Merely due to their ethnic identity, Xinjiang Uyghurs are subjected to surveillance and control by the Chinese authorities.
As an alternative to demolition, Catholics are told that their churches should be stripped of all religious symbols. Once this has been done, the buildings are declared “cultural centers” where religious activities are prohibited.
Last week, several media reported that rewards were offered in Guangzhou to citizens reporting illegal religious activities to the police. Here is the full story.
Statues and portraits of China’s leaders – former and present – continue to be placed in religious venues, in an effort to make them the only “gods.”
Protests in Paris and a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels confirm that the voices of CCP’s victims is amplified by coalitions.
The authorities are using satellite positioning systems, aerial drones, and other high-tech tools to conduct surveillance on believers.