CHINA: Special Weekly FoRB Newsletter (15-21.09.2020)
21.09.20 – The architecture of Hui schools in Inner Mongolia ‘hanified’
Buildings with Islamic architecture elements, like domes, are rectified as part of the CCP’s Islam “sinicization” campaign in areas populated by Muslim Huis.
21.09.20 – Nearly 550 protestant venues shut down in Jiangsu Province
During a six-month crackdown last year, authorities merged and repurposed places of worship using threats, intimidations, and other deceitful methods.
20.09.20 – Church of Almighty God members driven to suicide
After years of abuse and harassment, living under close surveillance, some members of this banned religious group in China chose to take their own lives.
19.09.20 – Teachers denied freedom of speech and religion
China’s communist regime implements drastic censorship and ideological control measures to ensure that educators follow the Party line.
19.09.20 – Sexual Abuse of Uyghur Women by CCP Cadres in Xinjiang: A victim speaks out
Now a refugee in Europe, Qelbinur has decided to break her silence and tell Bitter Winter the reality about Han Chinese “relatives” sent to Xinjiang to live in the homes of Uyghurs
18.09.20 – House Church believers arrested for practicing their faith
It’s increasingly hard for unregistered Protestant churches to survive, as numerous venues are closed to make believers join the official Three-Self Church.
17.09.20 – Buddhist statues removed from temples and tourist sites
Using various trumped-up pretexts, the CCP continues its campaign to eliminate outdoor religious statues across China.
16.09.20 – Unregistered catholics told to obey CCP or face consequences
As the Vatican-China Deal of 2018 expires this month, priests refusing to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association are threatened with more restrictions.
16.09.20 – Uyghur students taught to neglect native language and culture
Han teachers working in schools for Uyghur children reveal the ugly side of the CCP’s campaign to “support Xinjiang.”
15.09.20 – A thousand-year-old tibetan buddhist temple destroyed in Shanxi
The Fuyun Temple in the northern province of Shanxi was demolished after several attempts by the government to rectify it.
15.09.20 – Tibetan youth ‘sinicized’ through education
The CCP brings gifted students from Tibet to study in inland China, forcing them to give up their culture, language, and traditions in exchange.