Local authorities across China implement the central government’s orders of reducing the number of believers by closing down state-approved churches.
Chinese government officials like to come up with a vast swath of reasons, pretty much all untrue, as reasons to destroy religious sites.
In China, where freedom is not free, decorating one’s own home or having a “sensitive” social media username is a license to be arrested or even sent to jail.
In the topsy-turvy world that Communist China is becoming, Up is Down, False is True, and Poverty can be solved by destroying the possessions of the poor.
Under the pretext of urban renewal, authorities in Wenzhou city, in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, cause destruction.
The Chinese government is so intimidated by this spiritual practice that focuses on mediation and exercise it tortures its practitioners.
The province suffering the most attacks on Christians just witnessed another, when 300 officials with excavator tore down the state-approved church.
Xinjiang authorities are forcing Muslim men to get rid of traditional attributes or face “transformation through education” camps.
Xinjiang regulations imposed in the name of social stability harm businesses, and can be used to persecute merchants arbitrarily.
Fearing for health and safety, residents of Teng’ao town protest a large-scale garbage incineration plant close to town. People protest, authorities crack down.