A new report published on Thursday has concluded that religious freedom has hit a 40-year low in China.
The communist state has imposed strict laws controlling religious freedom since the Communist Party took power in 1949. However, in recent years things have become worse for people of faith in China.
China has persecuted its Uighur Muslim population in Xinjiang, but also Buddhists, Jews and Christians.
Churches in China have seen buildings destroyed, bibles confiscated and an increase in believers being imprisoned for their faith.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has particularly targeted the underground church movement in China, which has seen phenomenal growth over the last two decades.
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