The label xie jiao, reserved for banned “heterodox teachings,” is now increasingly applied to “normal” house churches.
Xie Jiao Organizations
Xie jiao indicates the religious movements prohibited in China.
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.
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.
A house church leader from Anhui was imprisoned for her belief without following proper legal proceedings.