This summer, Christians in China are experiencing an escalating wave of persecution unseen since Mao’s Cultural Revolution. “We’re seeing more persecution or a higher level of persecution,” said The Voice of the Martyrs Radio host Todd Nettleton. Nettleton said two recent developments this year that have contributed to the government’s church crackdown. “In February new regulations on religious affairs

took effect all across China and so we are seeing those regulations now being put into effect and enforced. We’re seeing how that is being translated from the national government down to the provincial level and then to the local level and how that is affecting churches,” he explained. Another significant development occurred in March when the Communist Party changed the law allowing the Xi Jinping to serve for an unlimited time in office. READ MORE