On the heels of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) praising China for changing into “a respectable nation” — a line trumpeted by Beijing — native authorities authorities in the communist nation are persevering with to ransack church buildings, tearing down crosses and different Christian symbolism.
According to a post from Bitter Winter, a publication the U.S. Department of State has cited in official authorities experiences, authorities from the Yongjia county authorities in Wenzhou, a part of the Zhejiang province, dispatched greater than 100 personnel to Yongfu village, the place they eliminated crosses from two church buildings at a bit of previous four a.m. on July 7.
While officers have been eradicating considered one of the crosses, they reportedly acquired right into a scuffle with a person in his 80s. Ultimately, the aged resident was pushed to the floor and injured, the publication famous.
Local believers stated the two crosses eliminated in early July escaped the crackdowns on Zhejiang church buildings in 2014 and 2015 when Chinese authorities stripped the province of greater than 1,700 crosses.
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The lingering crosses have been, at the time, protected by Christians. They have been unable to safeguard them this time, although.
Bitter Winter posted footage that purportedly exhibits the aged man on the floor in the fetal place after making an attempt to defend considered one of the crosses.
Video footage of the discriminatory actions taken by the Chinese authorities comes proper after Feinstein heaped reward on the communist nation.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to final week, the California lawmaker argued in opposition to permitting Americans to file lawsuits in opposition to China over the unfold of the coronavirus. Arguing China is a serious buying and selling associate to the U.S., Feinstein lauded President Xi Jinping’s regime for pulling “tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time,” claiming China is “growing into a respectable nation among nations.”
Her phrases have since been echoed by China Daily, an English-language newspaper owned and operated by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China.
Meanwhile, the violent persecution of Christians and Muslims in China continues.
Faithwire and CBN News have lengthy documented the atrocities dedicated in opposition to Christians and minority Muslims in the communist nation. What the Xi regime is doing to its Muslim community is genocidal.
And in the final 12 months alone, colleges in China have indoctrinated kids in opposition to the “evil cult” of Christianity, urging them to report their believing mother and father; the authorities has demanded the rewriting of Scripture to promote communist beliefs; officers proceed arresting, tormenting, and charging Christian ministers for no motive; and Xi’s regime has systematically scrubbed Christian symbolism from churches, ordering crosses and statues and pictures of Jesus to get replaced with propaganda selling his authorities.
Xi’s regime can be persevering with to tighten its grip on the once-autonomous Hong Kong. His authorities has applied a brand new, oppressive safety legislation, giving mainland China authorized authority to arrest anybody accused of doing or saying something Beijing believes to be anti-government.
Please proceed to pray for Christians and Muslims in China.