In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
While China tries to defend the indefensible claiming that the transformation through education camps are benign “schools,” one of our reporters secretly visited the new large camp in Yining, Xinjiang, and proved it is undoubtedly a jail.
In several parts of Shanxi Province, believers of The Church of Almighty God have been detained at covert centers for forced indoctrination.
Officials have been working in the background to sustain a conflict between believers and local villagers. Because of this, a government-controlled Three-Self church remains closed today.
Authorities in Henan are coercing the owners at commercial establishments such as hotels and supermarkets to remove the signboards or face consequences.
In two instances, local authorities urged believers to demolish church buildings due to their dilapidated state. Later, they prohibited its reconstruction.
It is now mandatory to have Quick Response codes for tools such as household ironware, gas tanks, and power tools. Failure to comply leads to punishment.
In Xinjiang, authorities are now meddling with Islamic architecture of mosques, implementing President Xi Jinping’s plan to “sinicize religions” in China.
Authorities in Jiangxi Province replace religious symbols with Party slogans in “official” churches that belong to the China Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement.