This year alone, multiple Protestant Three-Self churches in Henan havebeen closed down or demolished entirely. Many of those that have managed tosurvive, have been turned into places for things other than worship.
Christian Faith in China
With more churches being closed down or demolished, congregation members now have to wait until its dark outside or meet in secluded places to continue practicing their religion.
All references to God and religion were removed from the reading materials for children, including the Ten Commandments.
Police officers and government officials raided a gathering place of the Eternal Life Christian Church in Fujian’s Fuzhou and ordered to cease gatherings, in complete disregard to religious regulations and law enforcement procedures.
Authorities in Henan are coercing the owners at commercial establishments such as hotels and supermarkets to remove the signboards or face consequences.
Even members of government-approved churches are not speared harassment from authorities and seek refuge in other provinces of China where the crackdown on religion is less intense.
The resident of Ningde city in the southeastern province of Fujian questioned the Chinese state’s pursuit of socialism and called for constitutional reforms.
Eight members of a Christian family have been repeatedly monitored, arrested, and sentenced to prison.
A Christian woman was first refused her medication, and later, the police swapped it. That caused her further medical problems.
Members of a house church in Shandong Province left their home to evade arrest but were found when authorities used online targeting technology to pinpoint the couple’s location.