The CCP claims that in each “area” of the province, one Three-Self church is enough. The others should be “donated” to the government, which will use them for secular purposes.
A comprehensive crackdown is in progress: believers registered, sent to transformation through education “classes,” more surveillance cameras installed.
The Fuzhou Reformed House Church has been shut down by the authorities for refusing to join the Three-Self Church.
The CCP is coming up with creative propaganda solutions to involve the general population in eradicating religious groups designated as xie jiao.
Persecution is escalating in this eastern province: local officials were preparing for higher-ups’ visits by cracking down on churches and investigating believers.
In Hebei and Jilin, signboards in Arabic or indicating halal food are removed from shops and stores run by Hui Muslims, Islamic-style architecture is dismantled.
Spies in classrooms, a database of religious students and teachers – 15 departments in a university of central China given tasks to suppress believers on campus.
Hubei authorities are intensifying their crackdown on Buddhism, destroying temples on trumped-up pretenses and leaving elderly owners without means to survive.
Local authorities in Henan shut down churches by blocking off the entrances and destroying church facilities.