China strictly prohibits education by religious bodies, despite education being a pillar of Christian activity around the world. Numerous schools closed.
The so-called “four requirements” campaign demands religious venues in China to perform nationalist rituals, preach socialist morality under the watch of state inspectors.
Authorities destroyed another government-approved Protestant church for refusing to raise the national flag and sing the national anthem.
In a case from northwestern Gansu Province, authorities intimidate believers by monitoring them even when using a toilet at a government-controlled Three-Self church, in complete disregard of their privacy.
Local officials in Henan’s Yongcheng city raided two state-approved churches and confiscated their offering money. One of the churches was permanently closed down, and all their belongings were seized, leaving the congregation with nothing.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
A government-controlled Protestant Three-Self church in Henan has been persecuted since 2015. In September, its main symbol – the cross – was destroyed.
Authorities have raided multiple Sola Fide congregation sites earlier this year, arresting believers and confiscating churches’ assets.
Churches across several provinces like Shandong, Hunan, Jilin and more have been raided upon and shut down recently.
After a sequence of well-planned mischievous manipulations, Henan authorities made members of the Yangzhai True Jesus Church congregation sign a document condemning their church to demolition.