These two new religious movements are considered xie jiao, and Chinese citizens are forbidden to travel abroad to attend their seminars.
Xie Jiao Organizations
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.
The Church of Almighty God has replaced Falun Gong as the main target of Chinese religious persecution. Here is the essential information on what this Church is and why it is persecuted.
Two house church leaders from Beijing were arrested in 2015; a year later, they were sentenced to three years in prison and fined.
A house church leader from Anhui was imprisoned for her belief without following proper legal proceedings.
An appeal to the Chinese President notes that the situation of religious liberty in China is worse than ever.
A Christian man from Gansu was arrested four years ago for his religious belief. He has completed his sentence but continues to be monitored by authorities.