Recently, it has been reported constantly that churches across Henan Province were banned, with their crosses removed forcibly and all the church possessions straightened out. Obviously, a new wave of CCP’s repression and persecution against Christian groups is spreading within Henan extensively.
Last year, government officials in the township of Yugan in the city of Shangrao, Jiangxi Province, ordered a local Three-Self Church that belongs to the official united Protestant church controlled by the government, to tear down the cross on its roof because it was “too conspicuous from the road.”
Recently, Bitter Winter has received reports and photographic evidence from Fujian Province about an incident that happened in 2016, which proves that not even the communities belonging to the Three-Self Church, i.e. to the official united Protestant church controlled by the government, are free from persecution.