Commonwealth Policy Center

A popular Bible app in China called WeDevote has over 10 million users, but it was recently banned. This is part of China’s disturbing trend of religious intolerance. Last year the communist government banned the online sale of Bibles. According to a religious liberty magazine called Bitter Winter, this is part of the communist government’s attempt to control the minds of the people. Marco Respinti at Bitter Winter said the communist government is “trying to control all of culture, and religion is a huge part of people’s culture.” The reason why Christianity is restricted in China is because it teaches there’s another authority higher than the government. Where Christianity thrives, respect for human rights follows. And this is intolerable to the Chinese communists who don’t respect human rights to begin with.