CHINA: Special Weekly FoRB Newsletter (10-17.11.2020)
17.11.20 – Propaganda bases replace religious venues
The CCP expands its propaganda bases across China to exert ideological control over the population. Numerous places of worship are seized for this purpose.
17.11.20 – Outdoor Buddhist statues destroyed in temples and scenic areas
The CCP’s campaign to eliminate Buddhist icons across China continues unabated for nearly three years. More accounts of demolitions.
16.11.20 – Taoists deprived of temples, customs, and traditions
As China’s communist government continues to invade and close down temples, Taoists are banned from wearing traditional clothes and hairstyles.
15.11.20 – They demolished a temple and put up a parking lot
The CCP intensifies efforts to eradicate Buddhist and Taoist temples using various pretexts to cover up its true intentions—to suppress people of faith.
14.11.20 – Felons torture religious inmates to earn sentence reduction
A former inmate and a Church of Almighty God member reveal details of mistreatment and torture prevalent in China’s prisons to “transform” people of faith.
14.11.20 – 370+ Church of Almighty God members arrested across China
Believers were arrested in several provinces from June to October after prolonged surveillance and pursuing tip-offs from residents.
12.11.20 – Falun Gong banned in Khakassia, “liquidation” threatened in the whole of Russia
The law against “extremism” has been applied by the Novosibirsk court, following lobbying by Russian anti-cultists.
12.11.20 – Landlords punished for renting to House churches
Authorities intimidate property owners and hotel managers who allow unregistered religious groups to hold religious gatherings.
12.11.20 – Elderly man dies protesting temple demolition in Anhui Province
Buddhist and folk religion temples continue to be destroyed across the eastern province of Anhui, as their guardians face government threats and police violence.
10.11.20 – Residents beaten for protecting their temples
Followers of Buddhism and Taoism, two traditional Chinese religions, face ruthless suppression at the hands of authorities for defending their religious liberties.