The underground Catholic church before and after it was cleared out.

Catholics Increasingly Bullied to Join State-Run Church

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 […]

Police officers are collecting blood samples from village residents

Abusing People’s Rights, CCP Collects DNA for Tighter Control

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 […]