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.
Wei Lihui was repeatedly beaten, detained, framed for a crime he did not commit and had his houses demolished for reporting a corrupt village Party secretary.
In Hubei Province, systematic police harassment disrupted the gatherings of a house church
A 19-year-old woman was arrested and brutally abused because of her faith. She talks about her painful ordeal at the hands of the Chinese government.
The lies and deceit at the heart of communism continue, as properties are destroyed and families disrupted to hide poverty from official statistics.