House churches across China continue to be harassed by the government during their activities. On August 11, a house church in Yunnan province was raided by the authorities during service. Churchgoers’ cell phones were confiscated and names of members recorded, before they were asked to sign a statement promising that they would never come to this church again.
The extent of anti-Christian indoctrination in Chinese schools came to light recently in a testimony published by Bitter Winter, which detailed the way Christian children are being turned against their parents.
"Christianity’s Enormous Harm on China’s Security" is the title of the most recent seminar held by party officials of the Chinese communist party, which took place in Henan last month amidst Xi Jinping’s campaign to assimilate all Chinese house churches into the communist-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM).
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report Monday, detailing religious rights abuses around the world and recommending state actors for the U.S. State Department to earmark as “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs).
Members of Beijing’s Shouwang Church, which recently became the fourth Chinese house church to be closed since September, are 'considering hiring lawyers' after the government proceeded to shut down their alternative worship location last week, according to a source at China Aid.