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  • For everyone today we have a …

  • Hey, hurry it up.

  • What's wrong? Why are you so sluggish?

  • I just dozed off backstage.

  • I dreamt that we were in a gathering.

  • There was a bang

  • and the CCP police burst in!

  • What a nightmare!

  • People were running in every direction,

  • the police were right behind me.

  • I was running and running as fast as I could.

  • I was exhausted!

  • You're still having nightmares even though you've been out of China for months.

  • It was exactly the same for me.

  • The memory of the CCP's persecution weighed heavily on my heart.

  • Now it's better.

  • Outside of China, we can worship God freely.

  • Hey, look.

  • Those brothers and sisters are dancing in praise of God.

  • My dear brothers and sisters!

  • We're coming!

  • Let's keep dancing!

  • Let's do a crosstalk!

  • Look at how happy you are.

  • How could I not be happy?

  • So many brothers and sisters,

  • singing and dancing together in praise of God.

  • This kind of environment doesn't exist in China.

  • That's right, the CCP makes a habit of persecuting Christians.

  • Having faith in China is so difficult.

  • Just talking about it makes me angry! (Why is that?)

  • Particularly after Xi Jinping came into power,

  • persecution of Christians is the worst it's ever been!

  • Yeah.

  • There has been a big effort to "sinicize religions,"

  • and they're running

  • a "ban and eliminate faith" campaign all across the country.

  • They couldn't possibly be any more evil.

  • They even run a "tracking service" for Christians.

  • China as a whole is such a dark, jittery place.

  • "Tracking service"?

  • Yeah.

  • Departments in every province, city, and county work in conjunction.

  • The military and police are all on standby, ready for orders.

  • Neighborhood committees cooperate and are quick to report.

  • The CCP offers rewards for reporting on Christians to motivate the masses.

  • They're really mobilizing the whole country!

  • They seem like they're giving 120%

  • to "be of service" to Christians!

  • 120% devoted?

  • Take me as an example.

  • Three years ago, I was arrested by the CCP police

  • for spreading the gospel.

  • She was arrested.

  • I was questioned, brutally tortured, sentenced, and sent to jail.

  • She must have suffered a lot.

  • Finally last year, I was released.

  • She finally got out of that hell on earth.

  • But after that,

  • the CCP actually started their investigations on me

  • and began surveillance of me.

  • She must have experienced a lot.

  • It can be basically summarized as:

  • The CCP's surveillance is comprised of 3 parts.

  • What are they?

  • One, "constant observation,"

  • two, "special attention," and three, "ultimate service."

  • Oh? Well, first tell us about this "constant observation."

  • Well, just a few days after I was released and went home,

  • I looked outside, and what was at my door?

  • What?

  • A giant infrared HD surveillance camera.

  • My brothers and sisters couldn't come visit me.

  • Never mind if people visited her,

  • they'd report it if a fly flew through the door!

  • Exactly!

  • Every day I looked forward to meetings with my brothers and sisters.

  • She hadn't seen them for three years.

  • Exactly!

  • So I figured, if I go take a walk,

  • I might run into one of my brothers or sisters.

  • Good idea.

  • So, I opened the closet.

  • To find what?

  • My school uniform. (School uniform?)

  • And my little glasses,

  • and my little backpack.

  • Dressing up as a student, at your age?

  • I had to. I was trying to avoid being seen.

  • Oh, a disguise.

  • I was excited and a little nervous.

  • I got on my bicycle

  • She's leaving the house.

  • Rode through the streets,

  • turned left, turned right,

  • turned left, then right,

  • avoided the cameras,

  • and finally reached the entrance to an alley.

  • And there I sat, and waited.

  • The sky was growing dark.

  • Go on home.

  • Who did you see?

  • Sister Wang!

  • Hey, why didn't you go up to her?

  • There were security guards on patrol.

  • That sounds like terrible timing!

  • I had no choice but to leave, so I walked my bike home.

  • It sounds like they made it very hard to see our brothers and sisters!

  • Just as I arrived home, before I could even change

  • What happened?

  • I heard

  • And just who was so "courteous"?

  • An old lady from the neighborhood committee

  • with the local police chief and a couple of officers!

  • They sure dragged in a lot of people!

  • They call it "door to door service."

  • "Door to door service"?

  • Sounds more like being nosy to me!

  • And look at how corrupt they were.

  • Han Mei,

  • where are you off to at this hour, in those clothes?

  • Were you off to a meeting?

  • They moved the interrogation site straight to her house!

  • I'll let you know now,

  • 24/7 we will be investigating everything related to your belief in God.

  • As of today, your phone must be on at all times,

  • and you must come when we call.

  • On the 1st and 15th of every month, you have to submit an ideology report,

  • and you are not allowed to leave the city for a whole year.

  • If you do, you need to submit a report to the government!

  • If we find you worshiping God again,

  • you'll spend the rest of your life in jail!

  • Making you a prisoner in your own home!

  • Oh, but, Han Mei,

  • the government is doing this for your own good.

  • Why don't you just go out, visit nightclubs, dance,

  • play mahjong, play poker?

  • Why would you make trouble for the CCP by believing in God?

  • Who's making trouble for who here?

  • Exactly!

  • China's constitution clearly stipulates religious freedom,

  • but the CCP has the gall to blatantly break the law they know so well!

  • But what can we do?

  • In China, the constitution serves the CCP,

  • it doesn't restrict the CCP.

  • Please explain.

  • The ruling party can force changes to the constitution to protect its power.

  • Then how does China's constitution even matter?

  • It's just a tool the CCP uses to protect its power!

  • Isn't that putting power above the law?

  • And they do it unabashedly!

  • "Our power is above the law!"

  • There really is no reasoning with a scoundrel government like the CCP!

  • After that, the CCP police called at random times throughout the day to check in on me,

  • and the neighborhood committee director stopped in at my house whenever she felt like it.

  • On New Year's, holidays, and every national party meeting,

  • the police would drop by to "visit."

  • How are you supposed to be free like that?

  • They do it all to let you know

  • the government cares about you every second of every day.

  • Goodness! I couldn't stand to be cared for like that.

  • Under the "loving care" of the government,

  • I couldn't talk to my brothers and sisters at all.

  • You wouldn't dare.

  • I thought about the past,

  • how I read God's word with my brothers and sisters,

  • how we shared our testimonies and experiences

  • That must have been wonderful.

  • But then, I think about how things are now

  • Things sound pretty hard now.

  • Once, I went out to buy vegetables,

  • and you know what happened? (What happened?)

  • I saw Sister Li!

  • Wow! A chance to talk to her!

  • Get back here! (What is it?)