In Communist China, where the law is used to abuse power, those with the right connections can get away with murder in broad daylight.
After members of a True Jesus Church in Henan refused to have their place of worship repurposed by the state, about 1,000 government personnel came to destroy it.
18-year-old Zhang Ning died under suspicious circumstances on a school campus. Instead of getting help and answers, the grieving family faced violence and obstacles.
Numerous questions remain unanswered about the deaths of two boys in Hunan Province. Instead of looking for answers, police persecute the aggrieved family.
Dissidents, the religious, anyone considered “dangerous” by the state, end up on its records and are harassed; even a seven-year-old child and a dying elderly man.
On top of countless tortured to death for their belief, some people in China choose death over life without faith or die attempting to escape persecution.
After a month of guarding the temple, residents of a village in Jiangxi’s Nanfeng county see it turned into ruins, as officials wage war against folk religions.
An 83-year-old former engineer recounts to Bitter Winter his ordeal petitioning for rightful retirement benefits: brutally beaten and locked in a mental hospital.
To achieve Xi Jinping’s comprehensive poverty alleviation goal by 2020, local authorities in China are leaving the impoverished homeless and in debt.