Disputes over government surveillance devices in house churches continue in China’s coastal Zhejiang as officials cut power and water supplies to several area churches and the homes of church leadership at the beginning of June.
Members of Tuanqian Village Church in Rui’an, a county-level city in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, spoke with reporters on June 4th, saying that after their church refused to install government surveillance equipment, they lost power and water to several buildings associated with the church.
The leaders of the church believe they may need to relent and install the cameras.
“I heard that the church leaders are about to give up their resistance because the wires in the director’s factory were cut off,” an anonymous church member said. “The wires of the church leaders’ houses were damaged as well. [They have targeted] both the private residence and a factory. It’s too much pressure. They are about to give in.”
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