Under the powerful “stability maintenance” policy, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to deprive the Chinese people of their freedom of speech.
Chinese Communist Party
A memorial archway at one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism has been forcibly demolished, and the president of the Mount Jiuhua Buddhist Association has been placed under house arrest.
Established in the 19th century, the church and its parish in Shanxi’s Dongergou village was a massive draw for nearby believers and pilgrims alike. The use of the church was prohibited in July, but members of the congregation still hold mass outside it.
In a conversation with a friend, the teacher had expressed exhaustion with the local government and disapproved of the CCP’s policies. As a result, he lost his job, and his colleagues at school are subjected to strict control.
As the Chinese authorities have banned products made especially for Muslims, businesses have had to bear substantial direct and indirect losses.
Some members of the underground Catholic clergy in China believe that the Vatican-China agreement has exacerbated the persecution of underground Catholics, and they see no hope for their churches to survive.
An academic conference held at George Washington University – of excellent scientific level and meaningful participation from the public – illustrates and confirms the nightmare that Xinjiang lives daily, where religion is a “pathology” and a whole people is subjected to “rectification” because it is “wrong.”
As part of the nationwide campaign, the Wuhan city authorities in Hubei Province demolished a 36-meter-tall Guanyin statue in October. The demolition of Buddhist sites is not only an assault on religious liberties but also on the lives of locals who work there.
In its zeal to “maintain stability” in the Muslim majority province, the authorities have plunged to ridiculous depths and are effectively crippling business owners.
According to an internal document, the CCP is tightening the noose around the flow of information regarding its persecution of religion.