Pastors and preachers of state-run Three-Self Church are forced to undergo political re-education, as the CCP is intensifying efforts to “sinicize” Christianity.
Sinicization of religions
CCP Pursues the Forced Assimilation of Minorities into Chinese Culture.
The CCP is “sinicizing” Muslims outside Xinjiang, eliminating their culture and religion, as part of the five-year plan. Islam-related symbols are first to go.
As CCP’s “sinicization” campaign intensifies, Three-Self churches are forcibly transformed, losing religious symbols and any likeness to European architecture.
Three-Self churches ordered to change extensively, replacing religious symbols with communist paraphernalia. If the Party is not satisfied, they risk being closed.
Thousands of inner China teachers have been recruited to help with CCP’s “sinicization” efforts in Xinjiang. Many wanted to leave as soon as they arrived.
Eager to prove to higher-ups their gusto in suppressing religions, Xingyang city authorities shattered numerous Christian and folk religion places of worship.
CCP is invading Three-Self churches: propaganda introduced into sermons, communist symbols replace crosses; even architectural style of buildings is changed.
Buddhist and Taoist temples fall victim to increasing religious suppression in the name of “sinicization.” If not destroyed, they are turned into propaganda venues.
Outside Xinjiang, in the provinces with a high concentration of Muslims, Chinese symbols and traditions are increasingly taking over anything Islam-related.