(FaithWire) – The Chinese government has ordered local town officials to keep tabs on the number of Christians in their locality. In its latest show of oppression towards the faith community, the government has ordered officials to ensure that Jesus-followers are watched closely and their behavior monitored. “The government is taking the matter of religion very seriously now. Every day, they ask us how many people in our village believe in God,” one local official from Henan province told Chinese persecution watchdog,


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Bitter Winter. “If we say there aren’t any believers, they claim that we’re concealing what we know and failing to report it. If it is determined that we didn’t report the situation truthfully, we will be punished.”   Far from a monthly report on the activities of believers, town administrators are tasked with reporting back to the central government twice daily. “It’s like our lives are being threatened,” the official noted. “After reporting someone, we have to restrict their movements and report their situation every day.” READ MORE

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