A recently issued document calls for the closure, repurposing, and strict supervision of religious venues, exerting personal responsibility on officials in charge.
Christian Faith in China
Christian faith is banned in Xi Jinping’s China and believers are persecuted and jailed.
Since the control over believers has become one of the main tasks for local authorities, their work is closely monitored and evaluated.
Anything religion-related is off limits in the country. Welfare and support centers established by believers or churches are closed down.
Two more state-approved Three-Self churches are reported to have been demolished, and their assets and valuables looted during the holiday season last year.
Authorities forcibly took over and looted True Jesus Church in Henan’s Shangqiu city, arresting its director and detaining her for 15 days.
“I have burned so many crosses. I betrayed God. What should I do?” These were the final words uttered by Wen Weiquan before he committed suicide.
As government authorities continue their campaign to eradicate religion from China, religious symbols are removed.
Even the most commonplace and humanitarian activities, if associated with Christian evangelization, are considered illegal and forbidden by the CCP.
The authorities have been investigating the religious beliefs of military personnel, and are seeking to ensure that their number is reduced to “zero.”