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The Chinese government has ordered local town officials to keep tabs on the number of Christians in their locality.  The government has ordered officials to ensure that Jesus followers are watched closely and their behaviour monitored.  “Every day, they ask us how many people in our village believe in God,” one local official told Chinese persecution watchdog, Bitter Winter.  “If we say there aren’t any believers, they claim we are concealing what we know.  If it is determined that we didn’t report the situation truthfully, we will be punished.”  Far from a monthly report town administrators are tasked with reporting back to the government twice daily.

The official noted, “After reporting someone, we have to restrict their movements and report their situation every day.”  Grassroots officials are forced to sign a responsibility statement to suppress religion.  “The officials sign on to make sure that “no areas” are left behind in discovering and remediating non-licensed Buddhist, Taoist, and Christian venues within the jurisdiction.  For religious venues that have been shut down, close attention must be paid to prevent them from rebounding and reviving.  As for newly established religious venues, they must be investigated and dealt with promptly and “prevented from evolving and gaining momentum.”

Source: Faithwire