Pressuring to join the state-approved church, authorities installed surveillance cameras and stationed police officers to intimidate the pastor and believers.
As surveillance of online activity increases, China builds a professional cyber army to control how citizens think, and to spread propaganda globally. Authorities scan cell phones at will, and even the most benign comment – from years ago – can have lifelong consequences.
All-encompassing data on Muslim residents is collected and used against them to justify mass detentions in the name of counter-terrorism.
Believers in government-controlled churches have their personal and religious freedoms violated, as authorities watch their every move.
Promoted as a tool to “maintaining stability,” the locks that use facial recognition, phones, or IDs, is a new addition to the system of complete surveillance.
To prevent any anti-government content from appearing publicly, the CCP is taking measures to control the content of computer-controlled displays.
The specially developed new devises allow law enforcement officers to access databases of citizens using facial recognition and other biometric data.
A comprehensive crackdown is in progress: believers registered, sent to transformation through education “classes,” more surveillance cameras installed.
The surveillance of church members is increasing, as their every move is monitored and personal information analyzed for further suppression and control.
Wei Lihui was repeatedly beaten, detained, framed for a crime he did not commit and had his houses demolished for reporting a corrupt village Party secretary.