2014 Saw Worst Persecution of Chinese Christians in a Generation
by Amanda Casanova
"Communist Chinese authorities have reportedly arrested Christian leaders and destroyed churches as part of an effort to stop what they call “cults.”
"'Chinese authorities continued to harass, detain, imprison, and interfere with the religious activities of members of both registered and unregistered Protestant communities who ran afoul of government or party policy," said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.).
"Also in China, Catholics have been persecuted for practicing their faith outside of state-approved laws..."