Two giant Buddha statues were demolished in September, despite the attempts by local believers to protect them.
In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
Having undergone investigation earlier this year, the re-opened Rehoboth School in Liaoning was forced to close down for good, amid the threats to arrest its principle.
Officials across provinces in China show no leniency or restraint when attacking elderly believers; brutal interrogations, shut down senior homes and denied pensions – anything that works in the war against religious liberty.
Officials have been working in the background to sustain a conflict between believers and local villagers. Because of this, a government-controlled Three-Self church remains closed today.
The resident of Ningde city in the southeastern province of Fujian questioned the Chinese state’s pursuit of socialism and called for constitutional reforms.
Reports about arrested priests and closed down churches suggest that the authorities are not prepared to ease on the persecution of underground Catholic churches after the Vatican-China agreement.
Authorities in Henan are now forcing believers to replace portraits of Jesus with that of Chinese leaders at their homes.
The authorities claimed that a government-controlled Three-Self church in Luoyang city was an “illegal construction.”
In the province’s Zhaoyuan city, the authorities have brought back the infamous one-hundred-day campaign against “cults.”