Perfectly functional, or barely functional, the Chinese government will go after any religious meeting site.
On orders from the top, local governments are investigating workers, threatening to cut pensions, and restricting social media. Examples from Inner Mongolia.
As Chinese officials go on a demolition campaign, many Buddhists driven out of temples have been left destitute and impoverished.
China expends great energy to suppress religion, and even more energy to hide the suppression. Closing streets, monitoring social media, bullying reporters.
Everyday items from agricultural production to vocational tools to tea sets could get you arrested in Xinjiang. The official list of prohibited items disclosed.
Increasing actions against religion, from arrests to deportation to anti-Christmas propaganda, aim to forestall a Soviet-style regime collapse.
In the provinces of Sichuan and Zhejiang, authorities have demolished two large Buddhist statues under ridiculous pretenses.
In Henan province, authorities find yet another way to undermine religion: play on citizens’ greed to make them allies in repression.
Incited by government anti-religion propaganda, son attacks his mother, prohibiting her from practicing her faith.
Local governments across China have launched waves of measures to boycott Christmas – celebrations, decorations, and presents.