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  • I've gotta ask, do you know what's going on in China?

  • What's going on?

  • Every where you look blockades and security cameras.

  • I know about the cameras.

  • The CCP has put them all over,

  • so as to control all the common people.

  • That's correct.

  • But those blockades, what about them?

  • What about them?

  • You merely have to walk around any of the streets of China

  • and look all about.

  • What will you see?

  • All sorts of slogans, all sorts of banners too.

  • Will you get to the point?

  • What'd the slogans and banners say?

  • Hey, I can't even say.

  • What is it?

  • On this wall one says,

  • "All underground house churches must be banned at once."

  • On that tree one says,

  • "Strike hard and firm at illegal religious activities."

  • And that one there says,

  • "The Eastern Lightning must be eradicated!

  • Troops won't be withdrawn till the purge is completed."

  • Well, the CCP government has always persecuted and suppressed religious faith.

  • Be it urban communities or remote village streets, (Yeah?)

  • these anti-religion banners can be found all over the place now.

  • It's way more than just that.

  • Now even in small villages,

  • there are patrols and ID card checkpoints,

  • and they go door to door and do surprise inspections.

  • Christians are hemmed in and blocked at every turn.

  • We have to go through an obstacle course just to share the gospel.

  • That sounds like a village lockdown to me.

  • It certainly is!

  • Last week, I went to share the gospel with my aunt,

  • every three miles, there were "mine zones" all around the entire village!

  • Mine zones?

  • They're not minefields.

  • Let's just say that village is watched extremely closely by the government.

  • I get off the bus, and I see a big sign off in the distance.

  • Oh, what does it say?

  • "Dragon and Tiger."

  • Hey! Dragon and Tiger Village.

  • That name sounds too ferocious!

  • I look up and see

  • a high-resolution camera mounted on a swivel,

  • that's pointed directly at me!

  • Every village has those now.

  • Yeah, but once I step into the village, it takes a 3D image of me.

  • Now, now, here is the thing.

  • At least the person you're preaching to is your aunt.

  • It's visiting family.

  • You can go confidently!

  • That's exactly what I think!

  • So I confidently step forward and enter the village.

  • Oh, what is it you see now?

  • The sign says "Temporary Manned Checkpoint" here.

  • Rotten luck!

  • Hey, where are you going?

  • Aren't you on your way to your aunt's place?

  • But I'm carrying a book of the words of God!

  • We know China's law enforcement doesn't care about the actual law. (That's right!)

  • They'll search anyone at any time.

  • There would be big trouble if they searched your bag.

  • To play it safe, go another way.

  • Right, I'll take another route.

  • I walk through many fields and go over slopes.

  • I ford many creeks and make my way through the groves

  • to reach the east entrance.

  • You finally got around the checkpoint.

  • Yes, I make it, but I feel on edge!

  • You need to be on your guard!

  • Go on. ('Kay.)

  • At once, two people come around the corner and begin to yell:

  • Stop there!

  • What's inside that bag?

  • Just hand over all your valuables—(No, no, no.)

  • That's not how it goes.

  • So then they're not robbers?

  • Who are you? Where do you come from?

  • Why are you here? Huh?

  • I'm visiting family.

  • What family?

  • What are their names? Where do they live?

  • Those are specific questions.

  • Whose house you visiting?

  • What are you going to say?

  • All I can do is mention my aunt's name, only then'll they let me go. (Yes.)

  • Hold on, who exactly is questioning you now?

  • First I thought they were checking residence permits

  • but then I saw every one of them had on red armbands.

  • They're the village patrol.

  • That explains all those questions!

  • I've a relative who works for the government,

  • and he told me that the government ordered nationwide investigations to arrest Christians.

  • So patrols are set up all over the place

  • specifically to keep an eye on all strangers.

  • That's extraordinarily evil.

  • When these people see a stranger,

  • they question them, then follow them.

  • They maintain a constant eagle eye on them.

  • That's certainly a strict investigation.

  • Once they discover you're a Christian,

  • they make a report.

  • There's no need for formalities, the police just go and arrest you.

  • It seems the government wants to get all Christians in one clean sweep.

  • They certainly do!

  • So I look around.

  • What is it?

  • Patrols are posted at every intersection.

  • The place is just crawling with them!

  • Lucky for me, I am going to my aunt's.

  • Hurry up and go then!

  • So I'm walking when, huh?

  • What's that?

  • Why are so many people at that bulletin board?

  • What's … what's going on there?

  • I try to hear, there's some sort of lively discussion going on.

  • Huh? What are they saying?

  • There's an older man who's wearing a straw hat.

  • He pushes past the crowd.

  • There's a big reward for those people who report believers in God.

  • It's yet another attack against religious beliefs.

  • Believers are good people and they follow the right path,

  • so why is the government always so incredibly hard on all of them?

  • The Communist Party is atheist.

  • They hate believers more than anything!

  • A young man comes up and says:

  • Just reading this makes me angry.

  • All across China today,

  • you'll find drinking, gambling, whoring, cheating and thieving,

  • and yet the government does nothing. (That's true.)

  • They just work on persecuting Christians.

  • Are they doing their duties? (Yeah, exactly.)

  • This country is a real mess!

  • Could it be any good under CCP reign?

  • Hey sir, take it easy now.

  • From the founding of the country till now,

  • the CCP has done many horrible things like this.

  • If you want to believe in God and be a good person here,

  • it simply won't fly.

  • This old man really understands.

  • Come on now, sir! (Oh, there is more.)

  • You can't say things like that just anywhere, right?

  • If that is passed on to the Party, it will be beyond terrible!

  • No one dares to be honest. (Okay, okay.)

  • You nursing women, all of you playing Mahjong,

  • get out of here quick!

  • If more than three people are found here,

  • it could be considered an illegal gathering!

  • Don't stay here too long. You should get going too!

  • I want to get going,

  • but there are two people here staring at me.

  • In a village this is normal, staring at a stranger.

  • They're squinting at me, their shoulders down.

  • They look like trouble, smiling but sinister!

  • Hold on. Just what does all that mean?

  • After the announcement, you'll understand.

  • Hey there. Hello?

  • Listen up, now.

  • It's the leader of the village.

  • If you hear about a Christian family

  • or strangers here to preach the gospel, report them right away.

  • There's a reward! Rewards for reports.

  • No wonder those hooligans are staring at you.

  • They've been emboldened by that promise of a reward.

  • Those guys there, they're slyly watching me the whole way to my aunt's.

  • I stride along boldly and bravely.

  • I stride along boldly and bravely.

  • Then I jog.

  • Then I jog.

  • I drop my pace to a slow amble.

  • I drop my pace to a slow amble too. (I get in a vehicle.)

  • What the…? How'd you do that so quickly?