Believers not only face the risk of arrest for gathering in unlicensed places of worship – even joining a religion-affiliated group online may lead to persecution.
House churches throughout China are pressured to stop gatherings and join state-run churches, as religious activities outside them, even at home, are prohibited.
The religious in China are subjected to even fiercer crackdowns, as the regime increases “stability control” to offset the effects of the pro-democracy movement.
Bitter Winter visited two residential communities in Shihezi city that bear traces of the CCP’s brutal suppression of ethnic Huis.
The day after Uyghur dissident Ilham Tohti received the 2019 Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament passed a resolution telling China that camps should be closed.
Members of Lithuanian Parliament to Xi Jinping: Stop Persecuting Uyghurs, Tibetans, The Church of Almighty God, Falun Gong
In a letter of December 10, 29 MPs and one member of the European Parliament from Lithuania write to the Chinese President denouncing the repression of all religions
An international conference evidences the repression of all religions by the CCP, with a focus on Ethnic Kazakhs and The Church of Almighty God.
Writing for Bitter Winter is a crime in China. 45 of our reporters were arrested. 20 are still in custody but we don’t know where – actually, we cannot even confirm they are alive.
December 10 is Human Rights Day. Bitter Winter celebrates it with four articles summarizing typical cases of violations of human rights in China. The first is devoted to religious persecution.