|A screen grab of a Henan bureau’s
social media post on the seminar.
(Photo: ChinaAid, via 鹤壁无线电官理)
(Hebi, Henan—May 2, 2019) A city in China’s northern Henan province held a seminar on April 22 discussing the “enormous harm” officials believe Christianity poses to China’s national security.
The gathering, which was held by an administrative bureau in Hebi, Henan, and attended by members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was titled, “Christianity’s Enormous Harm on China’s Security.” It encouraged all CCP members to maintain “correct views” in regards to the religion and avoid being persuaded by its ideology.
The Chinese government often views religions, including Christianity, as foreign attempts to undermine its rule, even though there is no evidential basis for such a claim. As a result, they often try to suppress religious adherents, and they openly forbid Communist Party members from practicing a religion.
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