In Jiangxi Province, authorities crack down on critical speech, under the pretext of fighting pornography
Xie Jiao Organizations
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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.
The functions of Office 610 and the “Central Leading Anti-Xie-Jiao Group” are now being absorbed into the CCP Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security
These two new religious movements are considered xie jiao, and Chinese citizens are forbidden to travel abroad to attend their seminars.
Chinese anti-cult scholars and activists denounce the movement as a dangerous cult, but how active it is today is unclear.
CCP’s ban on Winnie the Pooh, in force since the character has been compared to President Xi Jinping in 2013, reaches new extremes.
The massive CCP persecution of the new religious movement Yiguandao in the 1950s became the model for the repression of groups labeled as “cults” from the 1990s on.
Hong Kong scholar Edward Irons explains the historical roots of the proscription of certain groups as xie jiao (heterodox teachings), and how being on the list of the xie jiao means being a main target for persecution.