Patriotic ideology and traditional Chinese culture forcefully replacing religious activities, churches pressured to stage plays and operas to transform faith.
China has the largest section in the annual report, denouncing repression of all faiths and torture against Uyghurs, Falun Gong practitioners, members of The Church of Almighty God, and others. The most quoted media? Bitter Winter
People are denied basic rights, such as jobs and social security if their faith is disclosed. Even their relatives suffer after investigations by employers.
Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) detained ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps on a vast scale last year, while ramping up surveillance tactics to gain information about religion practices, the U.S. State Department said in an annual report released on Friday.
Of our 45 correspondents arrested in 2018, 24 have been released, but the remaining were imprisoned for speaking the truth. A leopard cannot change its spots.
A conference co-hosted by Bitter Winter denounced a global CCP campaign aimed at preventing Chinese refugees from persecuted religious groups from being granted asylum abroad.