During 2020, the Chinese Communist Party Severely Restricts and Shuts Down Churches and Christmas Celebrations
The CCP had banned the Beijing Catholic Church of the Savior, also known as the Xishiku Church, from opening on Christmas Eve. Authorities had stationed armed security guards wearing black uniforms to barricade the church’s entrance and prevent parishioners from entering.
Zhang Zhan was arrested in May, brought back to Shanghai, indicted in September on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” China’s all-in-one charge for suppressing dissent. She is being tried on Monday, December 28, in Shanghai.
It is in that spirit that I had intended to hold a 12-hour vigil and protest outside the Chinese Communist Party regime’s embassy in London on Christmas Eve. I had planned it with the theme of the “12 Days of Christmas” in mind – 12 hours of protest, with 12 demands. I had intended to sit outside your embassy in a cage, and I know others, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners and Hong Kongers had planned to join me at different times.
We have been horrified to see reports of police firing teargas, pepper-spray and rubber bullets at close-range at shoppers, peaceful protesters and innocent by-standers on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and again on Saturday 28 December. We are profoundly disturbed by scenes of children and young people being severely beaten, and of rubber bullets being fired into people’s faces
The wife of jailed human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, Li Wenzu arrived to visit: “When I met with Wang, I felt that he was so, so tired, and he didn’t look good at all,” she said. “His mental state had deteriorated since the last time I saw him.”
After a few months, Liu developed a severe case of nephritis, due to overwork and malnutrition. She reported to the camp’s medical personnel but was told she was not sick enough to stop working, and toy horses needed to be produced. When she was released in 2009, her nephritis had become chronic, and she finally died at the First People’s Hospital in Linqing, Shandong on August 20, 2012.
According to new information, ERCC congregants continue to face harassment and threats by local police officials.
Officials, including Director Li of the Chengdu Municipal Police Station, devastated Pei Wenju’s and Jing Jianan’s family after they forcibly sent four of their legally adopted kids to different families.
Chinese Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang to Appear in Court on Dec 26, After 3 Years of Detention – Wife
Holmes Chan | Hong Kong Free Press Authorities in mainland China will start the trial of detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang on the morning of December 26, according to his wife Li Wenzu. The announcement came three years after Wang was detained in the “709 crackdown” in August 2015, a wide-reaching clampdown on Chinese lawyers and activists. Wang was […]
Frank Fang | Epoch Times Add Santa Claus to the list of things the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) doesn’t like. With Christmas around the corner, the Party is wary of Western influence that it believes could corrupt the minds of young Chinese. At Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, the school’s Communist Youth League, […]
Larry Ong | Epoch Times Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer, has been under house arrest for over a decade. Local security forces have frequently harassed and abused him during his confinement. But early last year, Zheng, 67, found the restrictions gradually relaxed after he revealed sensitive information about various top members of a […]