A Brief Overview of the Persecution From 2014 to 2018
2.1 From 2014 to 2018, the CCP has continued its systematic persecution of CAG. Upon information and belief, on June 16, 2014, the 610 Office, i.e. an agency directly affiliated to the CCP in charge of cracking down on “cults,” conducted a nationwide teleconference discussing strategies against CAG (610 Office 2014), proclaiming the “eradication” of CAG as a primary political task. In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping personally instructed to maintain a persistent “high pressure, strike-hard” posture against CAG (The Office of the CCP Henan Provincial Committee 2017). In January 2018, the CCP launch a nationwide operation of crackdown on CAG in Hainan and Hubei. (People’s Daily 2018; Chinese Government Network 2018; Hunan Province Government Network 2018).
2.2 According to incomplete statistics, from early 2017 to the end of September of the same year alone, at least 4,000 CAG members suffered persecution at the hands of the CCP.2018 United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review China Omnium des Libertés