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.
Local authorities in Yunnan resorted to trickery to illegally demolish a temple.
Chinese officials intimidate senior believers by forcing them to renounce their faith, or their allowances would be discontinued.
Since the end of March, the Chinese authorities have forbidden the sales of the Bible online and restricted the distribution of religious literature, closing down numerous sellers. Individuals who ordered religious texts have also been apprehended and monitored.