CCP intensifies the already sweeping surveillance of places of worship by assigning officials to each; to control believers and ensure loyalty to the Party line.
China expends great energy to suppress religion, and even more energy to hide the suppression. Closing streets, monitoring social media, bullying reporters. Facing increasing surveillance and persecutions, believers are forced to come up with inventive ways to continue practicing their faith and dodge arrests.
Prizes and mandatory partaking for official helped the anti-xie jiao quiz slandering the banned religions to attract over 11 million users in just two weeks.
Prohibited from believing in God themselves, Party members and officials are pledging to watch for and persecute all religious activities.
People that are not even members of prohibited religious groups can be persecuted only because of their religious relatives or as a result of random events.
Many businesses have been forced to change their names, eliminating any references to faith, even if the signs were not meant to be religious at all.
The CCP uses soft and tough methods: from indoctrinating performances in praise of the Party to dismantling crosses. The goal is to make religions disappear.
The crackdown on religious publications intensifies in Inner Mongolia, officials inspecting postal packages, burning books, and censoring online communication.
The CCP is coming up with creative propaganda solutions to involve the general population in eradicating religious groups designated as xie jiao.
Persecution is escalating in this eastern province: local officials were preparing for higher-ups’ visits by cracking down on churches and investigating believers.