Local authorities raid and close places of worship using various pretexts, from poverty alleviation to epidemic prevention.
Both Three-Self and house church venues have been demolished under various pretexts in Shaanxi, Anhui, and other provinces. Exclusive videos and pictures from Bitter Winter.
To prevent people from worshiping close to their homes, authorities across China close state-run Protestant venues and force believers to attend other churches.
Government propaganda continues to invade China’s places of worship, as they are turned into publicity centers to promote the Communist Party and its leaders.
Local governments repurpose places of worship and turn them into propaganda centers, entertainment venues, or factories. Some are even leveled to the ground.
Countless places of worship suffer devastating consequences as local authorities do anything to please CCP’s visiting higher-ups.
More than 200 facial recognition cameras were installed in churches and temples in one Jiangxi Province county. This alarming practice is spreading across China.
The government increases censorship on was is said in state-run Protestant churches, demanding pastors and preachers to advocate CCP policies and praise its leaders.
Even members of government-approved churches find it hard to practice their faith, as authorities throughout China exert increasingly harsh suppression measures.