China Installs Surveillance Cameras in Churches to Spy on Christians

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. – April 4, 2017

In its latest move to harass its growing Christian community, China’s communist government has begun a campaign of installing surveillance cameras in Christian churches of the Zhejiang province.

The government will now know exactly who is attending services and with what regularity, as well as being able to monitor everything that is said from the pulpit.

The Zhejiang government issued the order to install surveillance cameras in the churches in Wenzhou at the end of last year and began carrying out the edict in January. Although the communist government alleges that the video cameras are being installed for “anti-terrorism and security purposes,” in point of fact, China has not experienced any threat of terrorist activity from its Christian communities.