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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.

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.

Krak 1aIn 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…

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