In China, foreign teachers are prohibited to “evangelize”

According to several foreign personalities who teach in China, a series of regulations are being drafted to curb or eliminate the possibility of foreign teachers evangelizing, or making any reference to any religion.

Mary Empress of China
Mary Empress of China

Newsroom (September 10, 2020 Gaudium Press) — The persecution of religion in China is systematic, proactive, almost complete.

Places of worship are continually being closed down for a variety of reasons, such as not meeting basic health and safety standards, or because they do not have proper licenses, and so on.

Likewise, the giant of Asia engaged in an open campaign to remove any Christian symbol from public space particularly crosses and images.

Read also: Chinese communist government removes more than 500 crosses from churches and public places

Young Chinese, eager to learn about Christianity

According to several foreign personalities who teach in China – a series of regulations are being drafted to curb or eliminate the possibility of foreign teachers evangelizing, or making any reference to any religion.

On the other hand,  young Chinese are becoming more and more religiously inclined. According to researchers, more than 60% of students at universities in Beijing or Shanghai are eager to learn about Christianity. This poses a problem to the communist government who is determined to impose a nationalist, socialist, and atheist culture.

Adding further to the government’s paranoid attitude, even references to key elements of Western culture sound dangerous. these are perceived as Trojan horses capable of inoculating Christian religious beliefs. In this sort of national-communist paranoia, foreign teachers are targets of surveillance and persecution.

Over 12,000 euros rewarding anyone who helps to capture a foreign ‘evangelizer’.

For example, in Hainan province, Police offers a reward of up to 100,000 yuan (just over 12,000 euros) to anyone who provides evidence leading to the capture of foreigners “who carry out religious activities without permission.” It is important to note that the term “religious activities” is rather broad…

According to the newly announced regulations, special attention is given to foreigners teaching language, literature, or culture: these subjects can arouse the interest of young Chinese in religion. The government’s desire to impose a nationalist culture namely among young people is gradually showing a clear trend: limiting the exposure to other cultures, specifically the Western one.

Moreover, for the communists, the connection between culture and belief is very clear.

With information from Asia News

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