On top of countless tortured to death for their belief, some people in China choose death over life without faith or die attempting to escape persecution.
Under stiffening laws, printing houses are threatened with fines for publishing anything religion-related. Mailing or buying religious books is prohibited, too.
CCP’s idea of celebrating 70 years of the People’s Republic of China – performances of patriotic songs and dances in churches. For believers, it’s an erosion of faith.
A collection of “Bitter Winter’s” articles is published in Italy, offering a coherent, updated map of repressions against religion in the land of the red dragon.
Wife of imprisoned Kazakh anti-CCP activist asks the international community to save her husband, claiming he may be secretly deported to China and “disappear” there.
Arrest quotas, monetary bonuses, fines, other “stick and carrot” methods are widely used to encourage officials and police officers to suppress people of faith.
He was once a famous actor in China. Then, he converted to The Church of Almighty God and escaped religious persecution by fleeing to South Korea. The CCP keeps persecuting him even there.
To make sure that their devious acts are not made public, authorities are chasing for whistleblowers who expose them. The arrested could face severe punishment.
The text of Ms. Sawut’s speech at the June 20, 2019, conference in Seoul, The Long Arm of the Dragon, co-organized by Bitter Winter.