During the Two Sessions, “stability maintenance” and “prevention and control” efforts increased. Travel is prohibited, and citizen spies are out in force.
No refugee of The Church of Almighty God has been granted asylum in Japan, a country with a very restrictive policy on refugees in general. The situation has been discussed at the United Nations
Christian calendars, couplets or religious texts are banned and suppliers penalized, as authorities provide to believers counter-propaganda extolling Communism.
As Chinese authorities promote a Mao-era policy that pits people against each other, they’re also increasing the militancy in each and every village.
Henan set the example: Campaigns to remove crosses, close down house churches, and repurpose religious buildings documented in dozens of cities across China.
Muslims from Xinjiang who work in other provinces find themselves harassed and separated from their families, leaving wives and children struggling to survive.
Merely because of their faith, believers are losing their freedoms – and their families.
Muslims in London are supporting the Uyghur cause, spurred on to take up the challenge and stand against the atrocities being metered out by Beijing.
President Xi Jinping’s dream of a “big family of the Chinese nation” came closer this Spring Festival, with a concerted drive to assimilate Uyghur Muslims as never before.
Chinese government officials like to come up with a vast swath of reasons, pretty much all untrue, as reasons to destroy religious sites.