Jinping county government in Yunnan closes house churches, bans the Bible in the Miao language, and orders believers to hang Xi Jinping portraits at home.
In Xinjiang, one of the most restricted and heavily surveilled areas in China, Christians are detained for no reason, severely punished.
Amid CCP’s drive to prevent “foreign religious infiltration,” clergy members and missionaries from abroad are under strict surveillance, many forced to go home.
In Communist China, where the law is used to abuse power, those with the right connections can get away with murder in broad daylight.
A Church of Almighty God member was jailed for her faith in 2012. After years of torture and forced labor in a Chinese prison, her life will never be the same.
The CCP continues its campaign to obliterate outdoor Buddhist statues across China, coming up with a myriad of trumped-up reasons to demolish or conceal them.
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.