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China reportedly introduces three-person teams to monitor religious groups

Wenzhou church

World Watch Monitor In Wenzhou city – also dubbed “China’s Jerusalem” – teams of three government officials will now monitor the activities of religious groups by keeping their meeting-places under observation, International Christian Concern reports. A church in Wenzhou where religious venues have been told they must align their teachings with the agenda of the government. […]

More church closures in China as Party tightens rules for its religious members

World Watch Monitor One of China’s largest house churches in Beijing has been threatened with closure by the government following its refusal of a request to install cameras in the church building, reports Reuters. Zion church received a letter from the city authorities in April, asking the church to install 24 closed-circuit video cameras in the […]

China’s Catholics told to create five-year plan to Sinicise Church

Church in China

World Watch Monitor Catholic dioceses in China have been told to come up with a five-year plan outlining how they will adapt more to Chinese culture and show loyalty to the Communist Party, reports the Catholic news site UCAN. A 15-page document, given to the churches by the state-approved Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in […]