Visitors are told that “the Chinese Communist Party has been inextricably linked to Christianity from the day of its birth.” by Zhang Chunhua
The 100th anniversary day of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), July 1, approaches, and religions are also supposed to show their enthusiasm and celebrate, despite the fact that the Party has arrested, tortured, and killed countless believers.
Shanghai is where the CCP was founded on July 1, 1921, and it is also where the government-controlled Protestant Three-Self Church has unveiled on June 25, in preparation for the anniversary, an exhibition titled “One Heart, One Virtue, One Path: Chinese Christianity Loves the Party, the Country, and Socialism Theme Exhibition” (同心同德 同向同行——中国基督教爱党爱国爱社会主义主题展). In fact, the exhibition was opened to selected visitors even before the June 25 ceremony.
The Three-Self Church is known for willingly serving as a relay for CCP propaganda, but the Shanghai exhibition is extreme and embarrassing even for its own believers. Signs proclaim that “Without the Communist Party, there would be no New China, no socialism with Chinese characteristics, and it would be impossible to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” These slogans are ubiquitous in public buildings, but this is an exhibition allegedly organized by a Christian church.