As a result of crackdowns launched in April in the provinces of Zhejiang, Henan, and Hebei, some temples were demolished while others repurposed for government use.
Provincial authorities ordered to eradicate crosses “no matter what,” and in four months, many state-run Protestant churches were left without them.
While countless Buddhist and Taoist temples are demolished, places of worship that install statues of China’s revolutionary leaders are spared CCP’s persecution.
Protestants in Jiangxi Province’s Yugan county have been suffering CCP’s persecution for the past few years. Attacks renewed after coronavirus lockdown was lifted.
The CCP continues to impose severe restrictions on religious practices of Tibetan Buddhists, destroying temples and eliminating traditional symbols across China.
Even the spread of a deadly virus cannot mitigate CCP’s religious persecutions: numerous Three-Self churches were suppressed in the past few months.
Taoism, one of the Three Teachings of Chinese spirituality and religion, faces increasing suppression, as temples are repurposed and believers indoctrinated.
Though approved by the government, Three-Self churches are not guaranteed protection from the state, and they often become targets of religious persecution.
As part of the ongoing campaign to eradicate religions, the regime disposes of religious symbols, pressures believers to give up God, and follow the Communist Party.