Updated: December 11, 2020 10:11 AM GMT
The Xihuang Three-Self venue in Changfeng county was demolished. (Photo: Bitter Winter)
Government officials in eastern China have raided and shut down close to 100 protestant churches as part of the escalating crackdown on Christians in the communist nation.Officials in four cities of Anhui province have closed down 99 churches and prayer venues this year, exploiting a range of pretexts including poverty eradication and prevention of Covid-19 epidemic, reported Bitter Winter, a magazine that covers human rights and liberty in China.
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