posted on Feb, 8 2003 @ 07:00 PM
I found this report whilst checking out a couple of Chinese news sites. I didn't include the link because I had to register to get the information,
and since you wouldn't be able to access it without registering - I'm not sure others want to bother with that. If requested, I'll provide the two
Chinese sites that I visited.
A Christian missionary organization claims to have obtained a top-secret Chinese government document directing a systematic campaign of persecution
against Protestant and unregistered churches.
The document describes the work plan as an effort to "embrace and create a sound and secure social environment" in a concerted citywide action of
the Communist Party Committee and the government in advance of the Communist Party's 16th National Party Congress, which was held last November. The
plan was to crack down against illegal Protestant activities from Aug. 20 to Oct. 20.
The directive ñ dated Aug. 20 ñ details the effort to "establish a secret force" to infiltrate unregistered church groups to gather in-depth
intelligence against illegal Protestant church activities, according to VOM. Bureaus were directed to "set up full files; recognize influential
people and illegal meeting places." They received further instructions to clearly identify legal and illegal church activities in order to take
action against those "which are organized by freelance missionaries, which are overseas infiltration; and prepare to terminate them."
One section of the work plan details the establishment of a government task force created to send supervisors to Public Security Bureaus in all
counties, cities and districts to assure the implementation of compulsory measures against the Christians such as "subpoena penalty, ordered
confessions" and "detention." Bureaus were instructed to confiscate "illegal publicizing" materials used for evangelism and are told that
"stubborn members," believers refusing to "voluntarily obey regulations of the government," should be "severely punished."
"This directive is a smoking gun," said VOM spokesman Gary Lane." It proves the Public Security Bureau is working on the provincial level to
destroy unregistered churches and severely punish their leaders."
The top-secret document also directed all grass-roots police stations to strengthen their daily management of Christian affairs to assure targeted
unregistered churches would be prevented from spreading and staging a comeback. The document also informs the bureaus that awards would be granted to
them "on the basis of performance and achievement."