Religious freedom is under fresh assault from the anti-Christian regime in China. Pastor Bob Fu of the group China Aid, which provides legal aid to Christians in the People’s Republic, recently tweeted, “New Cultural Revolution” starts in China as all parents and teachers are instructed to hunt all “religious and antagonistic books and overseas books and videos that are copied/duplicated and translated”. Everyone is mandated!” CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane says this is not only another effort by the CCP to indoctrinate students, but it’s also trying to prevent disruptions for the 2022 Winter Olympics which will be held in Beijing next February. “We’ve got an Olympics coming up and the Chinese communist government does not want any disruptions for the Olympics,” Lane said.
“They really fear there could be protests from pro-democracy supporters leading up and during the Olympics” Lane went on. “So this sends a message to the parents. ‘No outside influence, no collusion with any foreigners here,’ because they know that foreigners are pro-democracy,” Lane explained. “So they are indoctrinating students, but also sending a message to the adults.” But how does this new cultural revolution differ from Mao’s cultural revolution back in the 1960s? “Mao’s cultural revolution back in 1966 through 1979 targeted many intellectuals. Anyone that he considered to be an opponent of communism,” Lane noted. “It was very violent back then. He had youth gangs that rounded up people and they were thrown in prison. There were massacres. As many as 20 million people may have been killed by Mao during the cultural revolution.”
“So this one is less violent. This one is a quiet revolution that’s happening inside China,” Lane said. He also observed that a similar crackdown is happening in Hong Kong, where the once-independent Apple Daily newspaper was shut down on June 24. The newspaper is no longer allowed to go to print. “Seven of their editors and leaders have been arrested for foreign collusion,” he said. “The newspaper founder, Jimmy Lai was also arrested. This is very serious. A pro-democracy newspaper, the lone remaining voice of democracy in Hong Kong. The editors rounded up. Founder in prison and no more printing in Hong Kong.” “This shows that the communist party is fully in control there,” Lane added. “We need to be praying for Hong Kong, because one country, two systems, is no longer in existence.”
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