Believers working for the state lost their jobs, homes, and privileges after their faith had been exposed.
Regulation on Religious Affairs
Bitter Winter has received a secret Communist Party document with a plan to close down churches and religious meeting places in Liaoning Province.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 25, 2018 Forty gathering sites of the Three-Self Church – the government-controlled united Protestant church – in Guanyintang town, Henan Province, were forced to close down in a period of few months, after the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force on February 1, 2018.
Source: Asahi Shimbun and Direct Reports from China Date: May 27, 2018 Since the newly revised Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect in February 2018, Chinese authorities have strengthened their suppression of both Chinese and foreign religious groups. On May 18, Bitter Winter reported about China’s special campaign to crack down on South Korean Christian organizations. Bitter […]
Village Officials in Jiangxi Province: Anyone Who Has Received Poverty Alleviation Aid Must Remove Pictures of the Cross at Home
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 12, 2018 Recently, Bitter Winter learned that since the new revised Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force in February 2018, village officials in Fenggang township, Yugan county in Jiangxi’s Shangrao city started to forcibly remove in-home pictures of the cross. They even replaced pictures of the […]