Vicky Hartzler

07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 14:43

Hartzler Combats Christian Persecutions by China in New Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced the Combating the Persecution of Christians in China Act, to hold accountable senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party who are responsible for persecuting Christians in China. At introduction, this legislation has compiled 35 cosponsors.

'Across China, the Chinese Communist Party is disgracefully committing human rights abuses and persecuting Christians for simply practicing their faith. This is unacceptable and must end,' Hartzler said. 'My work as a commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Committee on China has made it clear that legislation such as the Combating the Persecution of Christians in China Act is needed to push back on these attacks towards individuals of faith within the nation.'
Actions taken by China against Christians include the closing and destruction of churches, installing surveillance equipment on church property, arbitrarily detaining and torturing those who practice the Christian faith, and forcing the modification of Christian teachings to conform with the objectives of the Chinese Communist Party.
Specifically, this legislation would: