CHINA : Special bimonthly FoRB newsletter (01-15.10.2021)
14.10.21 – Five Christians from Abeka Academy taken away by police
On the morning of October 12, Suzhou police took 5 Christian agents of Abeka Academy— a Christian homeschool education program based in the United States —including Wang Jian.
15.10.21 – China smears Uyghur woman who testified about forced sterilization
Chinese officials have denounced a former Uyghur internment camp detainee who was forcibly sterilized about three years ago and has spoken publicly about her ordeal, as part of an ongoing smear campaign to discredit those who have exposed abuses against the mostly Muslim minority group.
05.10.21 – China accelerates Sinicization of Catholic Church
China’s communist government is seemingly accelerating the process of Sinicization of the Catholic Church to implement in spirit and action the policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) put forth by President Xi Jinping.
05.10.21 – China pushes new plan for Tibetan Buddhist study in Chinese only
Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and study centers must begin to translate classroom texts from Tibetan into Mandarin Chinese, China’s “common language,” according to instructions given at a conference held last month in Qinghai, Tibetan sources said.
Monks and nuns must also learn and speak to each other in Chinese instead of their native language, government authorities said at the three-day conference launched on Sept. 27 at the Tso-Ngon Buddhist University in Qinghai’s capital city Xining
14.10.21 – Chinese evangelist released after 6th detention
Officials released the “Gospel Warrior” Chen Wensheng on October 11th after serving 15 days for public evangelism. This was his sixth detention in 2021.
Hallelujah! Thank you, God, for your grace and presence. Thank you for your prayers. After being detained at Hengyang detention center for 15 days, police officers and officials of the Unit-Front Department accompanied me home. They have left.
12.10.21 – Three-Self Church and Communist Party, “One heart and one mind”
The National Day offered to the government-controlled Protestant Church the opportunity to call Christians to unconditionally obey the CCP.
08.10.21 – Ban of Falun Gong in Hong Kong promoted through false survey
A strange press conference on October 7 claimed that Hongkongers strongly support the application of the National Security Law against the movement.
07.10.21 – Having served three terms of forced labor, Jilin woman arrested again for her faith
A Jiaohe City, Jilin Province resident was arrested on September 14, 2021, after being reported for talking to people outside a kindergarten about Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
04.10.21 – County in Shanxi Province holds brainwashing sessions targeting Falun Gong practitioners
Across Shanxi Province, the Political and Legal Affair Committees at the provincial, city and county levels have been carrying out the “zero out” campaign targeting Falun Gong practitioners. The campaign aims to force every Falun Gong practitioner on the government’s blacklist to renounce their faith.