Even entertaining friends at home may be treated as a suspicious religious activity by the Chinese authorities; believers from official churches are no exception.
Henan Province authorities are continuing to crack down on Buddhism and Taoism, destroying historical relics along the way.
To achieve Xi Jinping’s comprehensive poverty alleviation goal by 2020, local authorities in China are leaving the impoverished homeless and in debt.
To avoid being arrested, members from The Church of Almighty God (CAG) have been forced to go into hiding for extended periods, unable to return to their homes.
Wei Lihui was repeatedly beaten, detained, framed for a crime he did not commit and had his houses demolished for reporting a corrupt village Party secretary.
Ancient Buddhist and Taoist temples in the province’s Xiuyan county have been closed down and harassed, even though they operated with the authorities’ permission.
In China, saying something that authorities deem “sensitive remarks” may be labeled “anti-Party” or “anti-social” and punished accordingly.
The faith of Chinese Catholics is grounded in the martyrdom of 120 saints who gave their life for Christ and the Church. Now, CCP is systematically removing their statues from the churches.
More accounts about dismissed or demoted Communist Party members, demanded to sever any links with religion, under intensifying pressure from central authorities.
Three members of The Church of Almighty God from Shandong Province were arrested in 2017, heavily fined and imprisoned just for their faith.