Freedom of religion in China remains a pipe dream, and in Henan Province of Central China, Christians are bearing the brunt of the crackdown as government officials are prohibiting the distribution of Christian calendars and couplets, on top of other means of religious persecution.
According to a believer from De’en Church in Xigong district, under the jurisdiction of Luoyang city his church prepared a Christian calendar to be distributed to the members of the congregation at the end of 2018.
But when they took it to the printer’s, the owner refused, saying he would not dare to print any religious materials.
Christian Calendars and Couplets Prohibited in Henan. Government officials are ringing in the Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – by clamping down on Christian literature: