Government controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement churches are being seized by authorities in Henan to be used as places for entertainment.
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Authorities in Jiangxi Province replace religious symbols with Party slogans in “official” churches that belong to the China Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement.
The local government forcibly destroyed a Three-Self church in a village of Henan Province for being taller than the local committee building.
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: May 22, 2018 Radio Free Asia reports about the escalating persecution of Protestant churches in China. Officials ordered a church in Jinxian County, Jiangxi Province to close down and a church in Nanping city in the southeastern province of Fujian to register with the government-approved Three-Self Patriotic
Source: ChinaAid Date: May 13, 2018 ChinaAid reports on yet another attempt by religious affairs bureau to coerce members of Huaqiu Church congregation in China’s southern Guizhou to join the state-run Three-Self Church.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 5, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the police seized a Three-Self church in Huichi Village, Wuqiu Township, Changyuan County in Henan Province’s Xinxiang City, and arrested its two pastors. The church belongs to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the Protestant body controlled by the regime in China.