A series of new regulations to suppress people of faith of all denominations were adopted last year, followed by unprecedented crackdown campaigns.
Regulation on Religious Affairs
The CCP continues to demolish churches, temples, and mosques–and to adopt new regulations to make this easier.
The government harassed this Three-Self church in Henan Province for nearly a year because its pastor opposed religion “sinicization” requirements.
To disseminate fear among people of faith, measures promoting snitching and offering considerable amounts of money for informers are expanded throughout China.
Protestant house churches, regarded as a threat to the regime due to large numbers of believers, face total extinction, people threatened to give up their faith.
Even religious venues that are managed by the government come under severe persecution, the CCP aiming to weaken Christianity and eradicate it eventually.
Accused of “illegality” or “disturbance,” terrorized and manipulated, numerous house churches are closed down to make them join the official Protestant church.
The CCP is training abbots as mouthpieces to spread propaganda and requires temples to undergo standardized management assessments.
Across the country, the CCP is “transforming” temples into cultural auditoriums, government offices and elderly activity centers.