A husband of a member of The Church of Almighty God was told to divorce his wife if he wanted a Communist Party position in their village.
The local authorities lock up people in “education” camps even for speaking the Uyghur language.
Churches in Jilin’s Yushu city have been targeted increasingly by the Chinese authorities since the implementation of the new Regulations on Religious Affairs.
The places of worship established by South Koreans in China have been persecuted since President Xi Jinping came to power; the number of closed down churches and deported missionaries is dramatically increasing.
At least 400 Christians have been left in a lurch as the authorities have shut down their churches, including several Three-Self Churches.
The Chinese authorities continue to persecute state-sanctioned churches and religious heads.
More reports coming in from Henan where the government is intensifying its attack on Three-Self movement.
Jail authorities ordered cellmates to pour buckets of ice water daily on a believer imprisoned after a Christmas get-together of church members.
A Bitter Winter reporter has managed to talk to a detainee in one of the “transformation through education camps” for local Muslims in Xinjiang, where over 1,200 men and women are held.