China – Special Weekly FORB Newsletter (20-26.07.2020)
25.07.20 – Unregistered catholic priests pressured into patriotic church
As the Vatican-China Deal of 2018 expires in September, the CCP intensifies persecution of Catholic conscientious objectors through harassment and indoctrination.
24.07.20 – Patriotic activities mandated to reopen religious venues
Places of worship must prove loyalty to the CCP before opening their doors after the coronavirus lockdown. Flag-raising ceremonies are obligatory.
24.07.20 – Russia supports Chinese persecution of Falun Gong
Seven NGOs supporting the spiritual movement have been banned by the Russian government. They include the anti-organ-harvesting organization DAFOH.
24.07.20 – The world wakes up to China, denounces persecution of Uyghurs
From Secretary Pompeo to the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, UN experts, and a coalition of 190 NGOs, many are now breaking the silence.
21.07.20 – Aygul Eli: How CCP is punishing the brightest Uyghur students
She was an honor student who wrote an innovative MA thesis. She was punished and sentenced to 20 years in jail.
21.07.20 – Believer tortured and beaten in prison to abandon his faith
A member of The Church of Almighty God recounts three years and six months in detention where he was forced to eat cockroaches and banned from the toilet for days.
21.07.20 – CCP: ‘Forsake religion to become prosperous and happy’
The network of “Civilization Practice Stations for a New Era” is expanded all over China to transform believers through education.
20.07.20 – More than 600 lawmakers denounce China on the anniversary of Falun Gong repression
International support grows for the persecuted spiritual movement, notwithstanding the fake news spread by the CCP.
20.07.20 – Church of Almighty God members hounded their entire lives
Countless members of this Christian new religious movement are blacklisted in China and are harassed and persecuted for years, pressured to renounce their faith.
20.07.20 – Cao’an Manichean temple subjected to ‘sinicization’
An important site of Manichaeism, an extinct ancient religion, has not escaped China’s religious persecution, as the CCP infiltrates it with its propaganda.
13.07.20 – Religious liberty in Tibet: From bad to worse
Bitter Winter interviews Dr. Dominic Nardi, China policy analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.