Source: United Nations Website Date: June 14, 2018 At the Thirty-eight Session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, which starts in Geneva on June 18, the NGO CAP-LC, which enjoys consultative ECOSOC status at the UN, filed a document denouncing the arbitrary detention of thousands of members of The Church of Almighty […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 14, 2018 Bitter Winter has just received information about events surrounding the arrest of almost 20 members of a house church in the Dadong District of the city of Shenyang, which the police raided in January this year.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 14, 2018 Bitter Winter has recently received an account about the death of a 52-year-old house church member in January 2016. Ji Yuxin from Sijia Township in the city of Beipiao, Liaoning Province, joined the church in 1998 and worked with a congregation of almost 3,000 believers.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 14, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prohibits its members from having religious beliefs and demands to expel those who belong to religious organizations. Even family members of CCP card holders are discouraged from participating in religious ceremonies.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 14, 2018 Last week, Bitter Winter published an article by its Editor-in-Chief, Massimo Introvigne, about de-programming camps for the so-called “religious extremists” where the Chinse Communist Party “re-educates through labor” or “transforms through education.”
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 13, 2018 Since April this year, Korean missionaries in various parts of China have experienced increased scrutiny and harassment resulting in the closure of Koreans Christian churches. The crackdown intensified after the adoption of the Special Work Program for Investigation into and Prosecution of the Infiltration of Korean […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 13, 2018 On May 11, the Communist Party police raided a Catholic church in Helong town, Nong’an County, Changchun city, Jilin Province, and arrested nine nuns. Since the raid, the church, which is part of the so-called “Underground” Catholic Church loyal to the Vatican, is under surveillance, and […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 12, 2018 The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, is now regarded by the Chinese Communist Party as its number one enemy. It is listed as a xie jiao (“heterodox teaching,”) which means that under Article 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code being active in […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 12, 2018 Bitter Winter has just received a believable report that, on October 29, 2017, at about 3:40 p.m., more than a dozen policemen broke into a house church in the city of Yichun, Jiangxi Province, where Christians were gathering for prayer. Without producing any credentials or a warrant, […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 12, 2018 Around 5:00 p.m. on May 19, Xia Wei (pseudonym, female, 21), a member of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, was arrested by the Chinese government in Chongqing along with ten other members of the congregation.