China Government is taking a new step into technology creating facial and fingerprint scanning. The goverment wants China increases surveillance. For this reason, this new technology systems has taken place in many locations over the country.
Churches are not out of this idea due to Chinese government is now employing facial recognition and fingerprint scanning technology at the entrance to churches.
Last month, authorities set up two biometric scanning machines at the entrance to Muyang Church in Hubei.
China Goverment forced congregants to scan their faces and fingerprints before entering the sanctuary.
The practice of installing such devices is spreading across the province and provides authorities with vital information on followers of Jesus.
A believer revealed to Bitter Winter that over a month ago, the local Two Chinese Christian Councils required all meeting venues established by Three-Self churches in Huangshi city to take believers’ fingerprints and put on file their personal and family information.
The churchgoer is disturbed by the order since the requirement not only puts members of congregations under the government’s constant tracking and surveillance but can also implicate their family members and relatives.
He added that those relatives who are civil servants or Communist Party members would be most likely punished or have restrictions imposed on their activities; this can even negatively impact their promotion at work.
Source: Faithwire/ Bitter Winter