Across the country, the CCP is “transforming” temples into cultural auditoriums, government offices and elderly activity centers.
As CCP’s “sinicization” campaign intensifies, Three-Self churches are forcibly transformed, losing religious symbols and any likeness to European architecture.
Government-controlled Protestant churches suffer brutal crackdowns, often resulting in closures that leave large numbers of believers without a place to worship.
To avoid raids and arrests, house church believers disguise their venues or opt to pray in the mountains, just to stay away from the watchful eyes of the regime.
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Provincial and municipal governments are intensifying purges against churches and temples to demonstrate the superiors their achievements in suppressing religion.
Arrest quotas, monetary bonuses, fines, other “stick and carrot” methods are widely used to encourage officials and police officers to suppress people of faith.
Each word and movement by believers now tracked, as churches and temples are included in the nationwide massive surveillance project for rural areas.
A new control measure imposed on the government-approved churches threatens to close down any religious venue that loses points for disobeying the regime.