Amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the CCP intensifies efforts to shut down house churches in mainland China under the pretext of “preventing riots.”
The CCP intensifies control of postal and courier services, imposing especially harsh measures on shipments to Hong Kong, Beijing, and other “sensitive” regions.
To curb any possibility of democratic sentiment dispersing in the country, the government imposes strict measures on visitors to and from the two regions.
To support Hong Kong’s protesters and denounce communist tyranny, 65 cities in 24 countries around the world held rallies on September 29.
Fearing that pro-democracy demonstrations will kindle the spirit of Catholics refusing to join the Patriotic Church, the CCP expands restrictive measures.
Schools enforce restrictive measures on campuses to prevent students from expressing their support to the pro-democracy movement.
Masks, helmets, umbrellas, and other “sensitive” items are no longer allowed to be sent from mainland China to Hong Kong and neighboring regions.
An analog of the system that judges people’s behavior and reliability was introduced in a Hong Kong school, jeopardizing the education of students with low credit.
China’s leaders believe that the main cause of radicalism – including protests in Hong Kong – is deficient patriotism and insufficient exposure to communist ideology.