26.10.20 – Want to keep your temple? Worship Mao Zedong
Amid the nationwide crackdowns on religions, only the venues venerating Chairman Mao are protected from closures and demolitions.
26.10.20 – Believers tortured and abused to renounce their faith
When members of The Church of Almighty God are detained for practicing their faith in China, they are subjected to various forms of physical and mental torture.
24.10.20 – Facial recognition cameras installed in State-Run religious venues
More than 200 facial recognition cameras were installed in churches and temples in one Jiangxi Province county. This alarming practice is spreading across China.
24.10.20 – Tiananmen Square protest supporters punished for 30+ years
Activists and advocates of the 1989 student protest, which was violently crushed by the regime, continue to be monitored and suppressed to this day.
22.10.20 – Vatican and China renew their agreement
The Holy See admits that “extremely painful situations” are not solved, but claims it is too early to assess the effects of the deal.
22.10.20 – Clergy ordered to promote the Communist Party in sermons
The government increases censorship on was is said in state-run Protestant churches, demanding pastors and preachers to advocate CCP policies and praise its leaders.
22.10.20 – State-run protestant churches demolished on bogus pretexts
Even members of government-approved churches find it hard to practice their faith, as authorities throughout China exert increasingly harsh suppression measures.
21.10.20 – New High School textbooks for patriotic education
The new teaching materials are one more tool to indoctrinate China’s youth by promoting Maoism and slating Western democratic values.
21.10.20 – House Churches closed as ‘illegal venues,’ believers punished
The CCP eradicates unregistered Protestant venues, harassing and arresting believers, imposing hefty fines on them.
20.10.20 – Provisional asylum granted to two refugees from China in Kazakhstan
For the first time, authorities admit that ethnic Kazakhs are persecuted in Xinjiang. The two asylum seekers tell their story to Bitter Winter.