The Chinese government has a consistent record of denying the truth about disasters. Bitter Winter went to a village in Shandong to uncover a significant precedent about the Lekima Typhoon.
They first cut off the power supply, then terrorized the congregation. Two pastors were taken in for interrogation, threatened to give up their faith.
Buddhist temples continue to be demolished across China. Even their charitable projects, like providing a home for the elderly, are not spared.
What does the totalitarian regime do when news about its mistreatment of citizens get out? It lies, hides or destroys evidence, adopts harsher suppression measures.
The CCP claims that the situation of human rights in China “is the best in history.” Two more cases prove that such statements are very far from reality.
As a propaganda tool, stage performances have been used since the Cultural Revolution to vilify CCP’s enemies, including religions, in the eyes of the masses.
Amid intensifying religious suppression in China, even membership in an official church no longer guarantees believers that they can practice their faith.
The government harassed this Three-Self church in Henan Province for nearly a year because its pastor opposed religion “sinicization” requirements.
As China’s state-run Protestant Church is being turned into a tool to spread CCP’s ideology, its congregations are forced to study Marxist texts and accept atheism.