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China cracks down on religion, crosses burned at Christian churches, Xi Jinping photos installed
China has intensified its crackdown on religion, with images emerging of crosses being burned and destroyed at Christian churches.
- By Ian Burrows and Bang Xiao
The crosses are said to often be replaced with objects such as the Chinese flag and photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong.
In one video posted on Twitter earlier this month, fire is seen engulfing the cross at the Chinese Christian Church in Xinxiang city, in the country’s central Henan province.
Liang Zhang, 48, the pastor of a…