(Metro Voices) This week the Trump administration announced plans to punish Chinese officials involved in persecution by preventing their entry into the United States. The moves comes as more evidence that the Chinese government continues to tighten its grip on Christianity by actively discouraging students to engage in things of faith. Under the last year’s new Regulations on Religious Affairs legislation, schoolchildren are even encouraged to report any family members who espouse Christian views.
According to Chinese persecution watchdog, Bitter Winter, the new policy has created fierce rifts amongst families as children are encouraged to questions and undermine the religious beliefs of those closest to them. In addition, the youngsters are fully aware that, if they report members of their family, it could result in their arrest and prosecution.