Motivated by a visiting central government dignitary, local authorities in Henan are taking “religious work” to the new level. Anything to please the Party.
Anything Islam-related must go: more reports on the Chinese Muslim minority being gradually deprived of any religious and cultural identity.
After an ancient temple was repurposed for an activity center, believers continue their religious practices in secret, without seeing the statues of deities.
The campaign against large open-air religious icons is now targeting the dead: they are not allowed to rest in peace in the company of deities.
Nan bread is a sacred sign of Uyghur identity and is usually decorated with traditional symbols. Now, the CCP wants nan “sinicized” with Communist slogans.
As the CCP continues its crackdown on religious belief, even objects designated as protected historical and cultural sites do not escape destruction.
The CCP is making local party functionaries personally responsible for monitoring believers and eradicating unwanted religious groups.
Xi Jinping’s policy to eradicate poverty looks more like yet another propaganda tool, forcing local officials to play along in delivering the undeliverable.
The authorities of a county in Jiangxi Province are repurposing places of worship and turn them into Party propaganda centers.