A state-sanctioned Protestant church in Zhejiang Province has been harassed on many occasions, once the authorities sent 500 people to demolish its cross.
Christian Faith in China
The places of worship established by South Koreans in China have been persecuted since President Xi Jinping came to power; the number of closed down churches and deported missionaries is dramatically increasing.
Jail authorities ordered cellmates to pour buckets of ice water daily on a believer imprisoned after a Christmas get-together of church members.
Chinese officials intimidate senior believers by forcing them to renounce their faith, or their allowances would be discontinued.
The authorities closed down a charitable institution for children because it was established and run by Christians from abroad.
Since the end of March, the Chinese authorities have forbidden the sales of the Bible online and restricted the distribution of religious literature, closing down numerous sellers. Individuals who ordered religious texts have also been apprehended and monitored.
The CCP targets Christian students at universities in Shaanxi, Liaoning, and Jiangxi Provinces.
The authorities refused to issue tourist visas to citizens wanting to visit South Korea.
Three Christians were sentenced to jail time two years after they were protecting a government-approved church’s cross from being torn down in Zhejiang.
A house church in Jilin was destroyed in mid-July, and over 200 believers were arrested; now, they will lose their home, because the local authorities have ordered to demolish their 8-story residential building.