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China's Persecution of Christians 'Intensified' in 2020: Report


Catholic church on the outskirts of Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province - REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Christian Post - Religious persecution in China intensified in 2020, with thousands of Christians affected by church closures and other human rights abuses, according to a new report from ChinaAid.


ChinaAid’s research on persecution in China last year documented nine church demolitions carried out by Chinese Communist Party authorities, affecting more than 5,000 members and attendees.



Overall, CCP authorities persecuted 100% of house churches, the study found, with police summoning and questioning every church’s main leader.


Under the direction of Chinese President Xi Jinping, CCP officials also worked to more fully control “religion,” ordering Christians in both official, state-run churches as well as in house churches to fly the Chinese flag, and sing patriotic songs in services. Authorities also directed ministers and priests to “Sinicize” sermons, or alter them to conform to CCP ideology.



According to the report released this week, CCP....READ MORE


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