Government-controlled churches offer books on the “red revolution,” biographies of leaders, and other secular works to advance the “sinicization” of religion.
Sinicization of religions
Not only Muslims in Xinjiang face persecution. China cracks down on Muslims near Beijing, targets mosque for women, as faithful hide their precious books.
A photographic journey through a region whose identity is threatened by “sinicization.”
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.
Christians in China are facing a spiritual battle as the CCP seeks to make communist ideology the one, true and pure faith for every Chinese citizen.
Destroy underground seminaries, control curriculum at state-approved facilities, and prohibit foreign studies: control the church by controlling the clergy.
Mr. Marco Respinti, Director-in-Charge of Bitter Winter delivered a slightly shortened version of the following text during the seminar Freedom of Religion in China, organized at the European Parliament in Brussels by Mr. Bastiaan Belder, Dutch representative for the European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR), Mr. Christian Dan Preda, Romanian representative for the European People’s Party (EPP), and Mr. Josef Weidenholser, Austrian representative for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D).
The march to establish religion “with Chinese characteristics” continues, with Buddhist temples now feeling the pressure, compromising their beliefs.
There’s a new ditty being spread by China’s Christians: “Fly the national flag, put up propaganda slogans. The church belongs to the Party, not to the Lord.”
Confident states do not try to control every urge toward the supernatural felt by their citizens. Why is Xi Jinping so concerned about independent religions?