People are denied basic rights, such as jobs and social security if their faith is disclosed. Even their relatives suffer after investigations by employers.
CCP intensifies the already sweeping surveillance of places of worship by assigning officials to each; to control believers and ensure loyalty to the Party line.
Prohibited from believing in God themselves, Party members and officials are pledging to watch for and persecute all religious activities.
Many businesses have been forced to change their names, eliminating any references to faith, even if the signs were not meant to be religious at all.
The CCP uses soft and tough methods: from indoctrinating performances in praise of the Party to dismantling crosses. The goal is to make religions disappear.
People that are not even members of prohibited religious groups can be persecuted only because of their religious relatives or as a result of random events.