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.
People of faith who receive subsistence allowances from the government face a hard decision to choose between religion and sustaining their livelihood.
Members of state-run Protestant churches suffer unmatched harassment at the hands of authorities, as their worship places are demolished on trumped-up pretexts.
House churches and state-controlled Three-Self churches across China are raided and closed down. Believers are questioned, and their homes are searched.
The CCP comes up with new pretexts to suppress people of faith. In Zhejiang Province, believers’ businesses are threatened if they disobey government orders.
Authorities in Hebei Province’s Handan city intensify crackdowns on Protestant churches with valid, government-issued religious activity certificates.
Throughout the province, local authorities cracked down on state-run Protestant churches to implement the central government’s order to eliminate crosses.
Three-Self churches in Anhui, Henan, and Jilin provinces were leveled to the ground on government orders, bullying and injuring congregation members in the process.