In the name of suppressing “foreign religious infiltration,” the Chinese authorities close down churches suspected of ties with abroad, harass believers.
South Korean Christian groups
The CCP is stepping up efforts to inspect churches with foreign ties nationwide, registering and surveilling believers to later implement coordinated crackdowns.
The CCP continues to persecute Christians from abroad under the pretext of “resisting foreign religious infiltration.”
Foreign-affiliated churches are continuously harassed: religious venues closed down, believers investigated and prohibited from traveling abroad.
In China’s Heilongjiang Province, a South Korean church was shut down over six years ago, and its pastor deported back home.
Two internal documents reveal further plans by the Chinese Communist Party to crack down on South Korean Christianity in China on the grounds of “resisting infiltration.”
A pastor deported years ago was forced to sign a statement saying he wouldn’t return to China for eight years.
A South Korean-sponsored Christian house church in Heilongjiang’s Hegang city was closed down after a raid by the police.
South Korean missionaries and pastors in China’s Shandong Province have been arrested and deported, and churches have been forcibly shut down.