Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 5, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the police seized a Three-Self church in Huichi Village, Wuqiu Township, Changyuan County in Henan Province’s Xinxiang City, and arrested its two pastors. The church belongs to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the Protestant body controlled by the regime in China.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 4, 2018 Bitter Winter was able to obtain from China some rare images of the crackdown against religious activities involving minors and the public preaching of religion that is taking place in China. The first document has been distributed by a school in Henan and its translation […]
House Church Christians Sentenced Under the False Accuse of Being Members of the Three Grades of Servants
Source: China Aid and CESNUR Date: May 3, 2018 China Aid has reported that on April 24, the Dali Intermediate Court in Dali, Yunnan, ruled that Christians Tu Yan and Su Min had participated in the Three Grades of Servants, a religious institution listed as a xie jiao by the Chinese government. Tu received a […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 2, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that on March 16, 2018, a leader of the Local Church whose pseudonym is Yang Zhi, 68 (we do not publish his real name following a request by his friends and family), has been arrested in the city of Suzhou in Anhui […]
Source: Law.com Date: May 1, 2018 The Chinese Anti-Xie-Jiao Association, an entity with direct links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created to generate and spread propaganda against the religious movements the regime has listed and
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 The Regulations on Religious Affairs, revised at the 176th Executive Meeting of the State Council on June 14, 2017, became effective as of February 1, 2018. It states inter alia that it is forbidden to hold any religious activities involving minors.
Sources: International Service for Human Rights and direct information Date: May 1, 2018 Every five years, each member state of the United Nations comes before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva for its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) with respect to the human rights situation in the country. China’s UPR is scheduled for November 6, […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 Since early this year, the Chinese Communist government has strengthened surveillance and control of Christianity in mainland China. Recently, Bitter Winter learned that surveillance cameras have been installed in Christian churches in Zhejiang. In Beijing as well, surveillance cameras have been forcibly installed in the meeting […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 As part of the consequences of the new law on religion, which came into effect on February 1, 2018, Bitter Winter has learned that members of The Church of Almighty God, one of the Christian new religious movements banned in China as xie jiao (“heterodox teachings”), […]