(Bitter Winter) — Since the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect in February last year, the CCP has been focusing its crackdowns on those religious groups that are unwilling to be controlled by the government. Designated as unauthorized organizations, they have been subjected to harsh suppression and persecution.
Wang Yi, a well-known Chinese house church pastor, called the Regulations “wicked from the perspective of religion, illegal from the perspective of the constitution, and foolish from the perspective of politics.”
Numerous well-known house churches have been closed down across China in the past year: Zion Church and Shouwang Church in Beijing, Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, and many more.
House churches in Fujian Province in southeastern China have also been suffering severe persecutions.