In the name of national socialism, the despot Maduro has impoverished an entire people… with Xi Jinping’s money. It is the “Belt and Road Initiative,” stupid.
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.
“Operation Knocking on Doors” sends officers to photograph believers under false pretexts, part of a broader surveillance system to track religious everywhere.
On orders from the top, local governments are investigating workers, threatening to cut pensions, and restricting social media. Examples from Inner Mongolia.
Police monitored China Gospel Fellowship and swooped in when all pastors were in one place. One had a heart attack, and all were threatened to sign “repentance.”
Fear of mass protests in China is leading to total surveillance, ideological control, and suppression of dissidents and human rights groups.
China expends great energy to suppress religion, and even more energy to hide the suppression. Closing streets, monitoring social media, bullying reporters.
Government agents attend all services, and church members themselves are bribed to inform for the government, leading to paranoia among believers.
Authorities are intensifying strict control over online activity, resulting in people being suppressed and punished for saying anything remotely critical of CCP.
Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and surveillance cameras, track travel and harass students in an effort to stamp out Muslim faith.