Authorities are pulling out all the stops to shove “disobedient” believers under the state’s control: churches shut down, congregations threatened and surveilled. by Tang Zhe Provincial and municipal governments across China are intensifying efforts to close down underground meeting venues where conscientious objectors who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) continue to practice their faith. Such […]
A nationwide campaign to forcibly collect people’s biometric data is in full swing across China, often misleadingly presented as a means “to fight crime.” by Wang Yong Bitter Winter has previously reported that the government in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang is collecting a full range of biometric information from all residents between the ages of 12 and 65 for […]
Even a visit to a family member or a trip outside the region required to be registered with government officials. Those overstaying could be punished.
At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom organized by the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, high-tech companies supplying components to Chinese surveillance systems are told that this is immoral—and should be illegal too.
A research by Dr. Christopher Balding on the telecommunication giant created by former military Mr. Ren Zhengfei documents the connections that Italian former Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi considers alarming.
For ordinary people, surveilled daily – even to enter one’s home – and treated as terrorists, life in the region turned into a depressing, prison-like existence.