The authoritarian regime incites teachers and students to report each other, forced to act as informers to monitor and snitch on dissidents and believers.
Threatened to be fired, local officials intensify crackdowns on outdoor religious statues and temples, leaving Buddhists with no place to worship.
Ahead of central government inspections and a significant international event, the province launched numerous campaigns against religion in 2019.
A 21-year-old member of The Church of Almighty God was kept in captivity despite his serious illness. When he was finally released, it was too late to save him.
During the last month of 2019, Protestants in the county’s towns and villages suffered intense persecutions, as their churches were shut down for “being illegal.”
A woman from northern China shares a tragic story of how doctors promised to help her ill husband, but she was lured into agreeing to donate his organs instead.
Gospel Church in Henan’s Pingdingshan city was closed down after law enforcement officers stormed it on October 23, menacing the congregation and seizing assets.
Nearly 100 places of worship were closed down in Daqing and Nehe cities alone. Believers were intimidated and pressured to renounce their faith, fined, arrested.
Local officials throughout China are intimidating people of faith to renounce religion and start worshiping the Communist Party and its leaders, past and present.