Forced labor camps were shut down, but CCP set up community corrections in its place, which still curtails freedom.
Local authorities in Shandong raid a Christian gathering place and illegally detain a pastor.
Four years ago, several co-workers and more than 70 believers of a house church in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan Province, were arrested; one of them was severely beaten while in custody.
Despite China’s denials about the existence of “transformation through education camps” in Xinjiang, Bitter Winter continues to receive accounts from people detained in such facilities.
The group included 28 underage students and were meeting in a remote area when the police detained them.
Members of the Born Again Movement were arrested by the police while assembling, and 14 of them are still being held.
A temple in Zhejiang was destroyed, and the believers were driven out in a CCP backed action.
It took 14 days for the Chinese government to destroy a large Hui mosque in Manas county of the Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang.
Authorities detained and continue to monitor a bishop who traveled abroad for religious purposes.