Authorities in China’s provinces proactively respond to President Xi Jinping’s order to intensify the crackdown on beliefs and use the same methods as those employed to eliminate gang crime.
Anti-Religion Activity in Chinese Schools
The CCP targets Christian students at universities in Shaanxi, Liaoning, and Jiangxi Provinces.
Primary level students in Harbin city were questioned about the religious belief of families, ostracized and beaten for the same.
Students and teachers were investigated and punished for possession of Islamic or Christian texts, or if they failed to report the religious beliefs of their family members.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 3, 2018 Shenyang city’s National Security Bureau closed down the Rehoboth International School accused of religious affiliation and deported three school instructors in March this year. Over ten government departments conducted a joint operation to investigate the school.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 26, 2018 The Police interrogated primary school children in Jurong, Jiangsu Province, seeking to find out if there were believers in their families. Officers took some of the children to a police station where one of them fainted after eating a candy given by the officers.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 24, 2018 The Chinese government continues to suppress the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religious belief by intensifying anti-religious activities in schools. In February, the Ministry of Education ordered its departments to pay particular attention to the moral education of elementary and middle school students and political instructions of […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 21, 2018 Five students from the Gongyi City First Secondary Professional School in Henan Province were taken to a police station for sharing a humorous message with “religious” content on WeChat – highly popular instant messaging app in China.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 9, 2018 Since April 2017, the Chinese Communist Party has been conducting ceremonies of allegiance to the Party in government institutions, enterprises, as well as colleges and universities. Party and league members are called together to swear to listen to the Party’s words, follow the Party, and absolutely […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 2, 2018 Xiayi County Education and Sports Bureau in Henan and local town authorities jointly issued a requirement for all local schools, including private schools, to strengthen the ideological education of the students and forbid them to enter religious sites. The document also calls to design and produce […]