Accused of “illegality” or “disturbance,” terrorized and manipulated, numerous house churches are closed down to make them join the official Protestant church.
Buildings in traditional Islamic style and any signs with relevance to Muslim faith are disappearing from areas inhabited by China’s Hui Muslims.
The CCP builds up momentum in its effort to eliminate independent Buddhism. Under various pretexts, temples and statues are destroyed, and monks told to “return home.”
The CCP has a new mission: eliminating house churches nationwide within the next two years. In the meantime, it’s upping the ante, forcibly shutting down churches and targeting them even in cyberspace.
Across the country, the CCP is “transforming” temples into cultural auditoriums, government offices and elderly activity centers.
As CCP’s “sinicization” campaign intensifies, Three-Self churches are forcibly transformed, losing religious symbols and any likeness to European architecture.
Provincial and municipal governments are intensifying purges against churches and temples to demonstrate the superiors their achievements in suppressing religion.
Buddhist and Taoist places of worship are continuously taken over by the government. Believers are dispersed, religion replaced with “red” cultural activities.
The government orders to change the appearance of temples, prohibits religious words and traditional ceremonies. Some believers end up in police custody.