Refusing to be controlled by the government, house churches are deemed illegal and are suppressed in the name of eliminating “gangs and evil forces.”
Gathered on the ruins of their church, believers pray and ask the state to respect religious freedom. Not many can dare even such small acts of defiance in China.
Despite pleas by local Buddhists, a 17-meter-tall statue of Guanyin in Hebei Province was demolished, joining the long list of China’s shattered religious icons.
Ignoring pleas from believers and threatening to suppress them, the Chinese regime wantonly destroys Buddhist and Taoist temples, loots their assets.
Labeled as most wanted criminals just for their faith, Church of Almighty God members are hunted by the regime, forced into hiding at great risk to their lives.
Communist regime continues to forcibly “sinicize” mosques, demolishing Islamic symbols and replacing them with Chinese-style structures.
Local governments throughout China intensify efforts to annihilate Buddhist symbols, suppressing believers and spending a lot of money in the process.
Large outdoor statues continue to be targeted for destruction as part of the CCP’s nationwide campaign to eliminate all open-air religious symbols.
Even religious venues that are managed by the government come under severe persecution, the CCP aiming to weaken Christianity and eradicate it eventually.