(Christian Headlines) China has escalated its ban on the printing of religious materials in recent months, inspecting printing houses for possible violations and even prohibiting the copying of hymns, according to a new report.
The manager of a printing house in Luoyang in the province of Henan said his business was inspected on Sept. 14 for religious materials.
“Any religious content makes the issue political, not religious. Although banners on the streets say people are allowed religious beliefs, the only faith they can practice freely is that in the Communist Party,” the manager told Bitter Winter, a watchdog that monitors religious liberty violations in China. Bitter Winter visited multiple printing businesses.