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- It is illegal for children under the age of 18 to attend church in China.
- Teachers and medical workers are not allowed to claim any religious affiliation.
- Many underground churches have recently been shut down — many with over 1,000 members. Just before Christmas, a house church in Chengdu was raided by police for several days, and over 100 Christians were arrested in relation to the house church.
- The Communist Party of China has ruled that the Confucianism is the true, Chinese religion. All other religions are viewed as a threat to society, especially those seen as foreign such as Christianity. Christian persecution is said to be at the highest level since the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s.
- Churches that choose to be open publicly must be approved by the government, which means that the must operate under strict rules, including worship services being monitored via CCTV. The government has also been known to send spies into churches to note membership and other information.
- The sale of online Bibles was recently banned in China.
- Chow Mein is a popular traditional Chinese dish. This includes noodles, meat of your choice, onions and celery, stir-fried together.