Government-sponsored nationwide campaigns are paving the way for organized operations to arrest members of China’s largest Christian new religious movement.
In the name of resisting “foreign religious infiltration,” the CCP prevents believers from going abroad and having any contact with overseas groups or individuals.
Captured during an operation against China’s largest Christian new religious movement on September 9-10, 98 believers remain in detention and are indoctrinated.
To make all Catholics join the state-run church, CCP continues to intimidate clergy and believers, shuts down charitable organizations.
Xinjiang Muslims who live outside the region are put under harsh surveillance and control, discriminated against under the pretext of “de-radicalization.”
Building on the experiences in Xinjiang, the CCP steps up its suppressive policies against Islam in other “autonomous” regions inhabited by ethnic Muslims.
To ensure bans on the mailing of items deemed harmful to the regime, the government conducts covert investigations, severely punishes companies and employees.
Hi-tech surveillance equipment is put into use for further control over believers in state-run Three-Self churches in Hubei Province and elsewhere in China.
After the CCP ordered a crackdown on religious statues, many were modified in bizarre ways as this was the only alternative to destruction. Bitter Winter here collects several typical cases for our readers.