Authorities in Hebei Province’s Handan city intensify crackdowns on Protestant churches with valid, government-issued religious activity certificates.
State-run Protestant Church clergy in China forced to preach about patriotism, socialist values, and government regulations, as prescribed by the Communist Party.
Grassroots-level bureaucrats are supervised to ensure their diligence in executing the central government’s policies on religion. Any misstep results in a penalty.
Defrauded by the CCP, congregations of state-approved churches are left with nowhere to worship after they agree to tear down their dilapidated buildings.
A new control measure imposed on the government-approved churches threatens to close down any religious venue that loses points for disobeying the regime.
Another government-approved Protestant church in Henan fell victim to the authorities’ religious persecution: it was reduced to ruins in just over ten minutes.
United Front Work Department dangles money, corrupt business deals as bait to lure underground Catholics into joining the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
CCP is tightening the purse strings on Three-Self churches by forcing them to deposit their money, i.e., Christians’ tithes, into government-controlled bank accounts.
Authorities are coming up with absurd reasons for taking away Christians’ ability to worship and preach. The new one is the age of preachers.