Exploiting control measures to prevent the spread of the virus, authorities in China track down members of The Church of Almighty God and other banned groups.
Nothing can prevent the CCP from persecuting people of faith. Not even the spread of a deadly virus.
To curb the virus, China’s children study in virtual classrooms, employees are urged to work from home. But people of faith are banned from assembling online.
The CCP continues harassing people of faith amid the outbreak of the deadly virus, accusing those who pray for the ill and dead of “endangering social stability.”
What does the totalitarian regime do when news about its mistreatment of citizens get out? It lies, hides or destroys evidence, adopts harsher suppression measures.
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.