It is very common for the Chinese government to demolish churches!
Authorities with the atheistic Communist Party in China demolished a well-known Christian church this week.
International Christian Concern (ICC) states that on July 17, more than 70 police officers and workers forcibly demolished Liangwang Catholic Church in China’s Shandong province.
Liangwang Catholic Church is a state-sanctioned church and had been registered since 2006.
Three church caretakers, Gao Rongli, Zhang Siling and Li Xiangmei, who were inside the church, had their cellphones confiscated and destroyed, before they were driven out of the building. The church was then razed in 15 minutes by bulldozers and pickaxes.
Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, a US-based group that highlights Christian persecution in China, shared several photos of the scene on their Facebook page.
It is not uncommon for the Chinese government to demolish churches for alleged urban zoning or commercial purposes.
As earlier reported by believersportal, Chinese government officials in January, demolished the Golden Lampstand evangelical church in the country’s northern Shanxi province, causing Christians to fear that their persecution under the Communist regime may only grow worse.
China ranks 43 on the Open Doors World Watch List of Top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted most