Chinese authorities continue to threaten and intimidate the Christian minority through any means possible.
In their latest tactic of oppression, communist officials have started interrogating believers for buying faith-based books online. Christians are being invited to “tea sessions,” a colloquial term for police interrogations, after attempting to purchase Christian books through the instant messaging app “WeChat” and an associated online shop called the “Wheat Bookstore.” The “Wheat Bookstore” sells Christian publications and is popular amongst the minority faith community in China. Speaking to International Christian Concern (ICC) , Father Francis Liu from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness said many believers who are seeking to purchase items from the store are being summarily investigated by Chinese government officials. ICC reported that one such believer was “recently visited by local state security officials thanks to the purchase […]