A Buddhist temple was ruined in Hunan, and several people were beaten during protests against it.
Authorities in Jiangxi Province mobilized over 200 people to destroy an ancestral shrine, wounding a dozen of protesting villagers in the process.
Four years ago, authorities in Zhejiang’s Wenzhou tried to demolish a church by force.
In 2013, local authorities in Fujian’s Fuzhou city had hired criminals to rough up villagers, who were fighting for their land.
The human rights situation is worsening rapidly in Xinjiang where local people are afraid to stand up for themselves in fear of retributions from authorities.
A member of The Church of Almighty God was tortured by the police, and now he is unable to take care of himself.
In an odd case from Anhui’s Guzhen county, a woman who was swindled out of cash and sought justice, was taken into custody by police for her religious belief.
It is not uncommon for public authorities in China to employ local thugs to do their bidding. In one such operation in Jiangxi, a woman lost her life.
Bitter Winter received a video showing how authorities in Fujian Province’s assaulted local villagers who were defending their land.