Guangzhou, China, Apr 1, 2019 / 15:20 pm
Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on “illegal religious groups” as the Communist Party of China continues to crack down on all forms of religious activity.
As the Associated Press reported, the website of the Guangzhou Department of Ethnic and Religious Affairs states that it is offering up to 10,000 Chinese yuan (almost $1,500) for information on the activities of religious groups and assistance that would lead to the arrest of key leaders.
Smaller rewards, it said, would be available in exchange for information on religious venues built without proper permission, and for information on people encouraging "religious extremism."
The move is part of a broader government clampdown on all religious activity in the country.