China strictly prohibits education by religious bodies, despite education being a pillar of Christian activity around the world. Numerous schools closed.
Authorities destroyed another government-approved Protestant church for refusing to raise the national flag and sing the national anthem.
In a case from northwestern Gansu Province, authorities intimidate believers by monitoring them even when using a toilet at a government-controlled Three-Self church, in complete disregard of their privacy.
Local officials in Henan’s Yongcheng city raided two state-approved churches and confiscated their offering money. One of the churches was permanently closed down, and all their belongings were seized, leaving the congregation with nothing.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
The provincial government in Henan has called for monitoring of the flow of funds at all government-controlled churches under its jurisdiction.
In August, authorities in Henan removed hundreds of church crosses as part of the plan to stop an “invisible” spread of religion. The vast majority of these were at the government-controlled Protestant Three-Self churches.
Authorities in Henan have forcibly overtaken and repurposed a government-controlled Protestant church where later organized performance with blasphemous content.
Authorities in Henan continue to close down the government-approved Protestant churches.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 11, 2018 On the morning of April 16, the Changcun town government in Changyuan County, in Henan Province’s Xinxiang city demolished a Protestant church in Beixinxing village claiming that the church building was illegal.