The Chinese government has tightened their internet surveillance to suppress religious content.

Starting from March 1, all religious content shared on social media in China will require a permit. Any illegal religious material could lead to interrogations, warnings, imprisonment, and other forms of punishment.

Due to COVID-19, the church is more dependent on the internet than ever before to grow in faith and fellowship.

One local believer said, “While the pandemic swipes across China, churches meeting online have become a new normal. With the new law out, the church’s extensive use of the internet for evangelism and spiritual nourishment is forced to come to a stop. As a result, our brothers and sisters will mostly be stripped of great access to online spiritual resources.”

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