A study of 200 court decisions published in the scholarly Journal of CESNUR demonstrates that living a normal religious life in a banned group is enough to go to jail in China.
Xie Jiao Organizations
Xie jiao indicates the religious movements prohibited in China.
Arrest quotas, monetary bonuses, fines, other “stick and carrot” methods are widely used to encourage officials and police officers to suppress people of faith.
The indictment of a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses confirms that Art. 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code is enforced against those who did not commit any crime other than spreading their beliefs.
Prizes and mandatory partaking for official helped the anti-xie jiao quiz slandering the banned religions to attract over 11 million users in just two weeks.
The CCP is coming up with creative propaganda solutions to involve the general population in eradicating religious groups designated as xie jiao.
In Jiangxi Province, authorities crack down on critical speech, under the pretext of fighting pornography
Some of the leaders are serving sentences as long as 13 years, merely because of their Christian faiths.
During the Two Sessions, “stability maintenance” and “prevention and control” efforts increased. Travel is prohibited, and citizen spies are out in force.
The label xie jiao, reserved for banned “heterodox teachings,” is now increasingly applied to “normal” house churches.