In China, most churches are very different from what we see in the western world. They are often state-sanctioned with leaders that promote a “communist first, Christian second” approach to religion. This is the Chinese government’s way of controlling what they were unable to destroy.
"first of all we are a citizen of this country& we are a citizen of the Kingdom of God. That's 2nd." / Nope. https://t.co/ynUq4w7cZi
— Larry Norman ن (@fotidzo) March 26, 2016
To counter this false form of Christianity, many Chinese Christians are going to underground churches. They are trying to hear the Word of God without the filter of the Communist Chinese government.
Remember this when you’re taking for granted the freedom to worship however you want without interference from the government. There may come a time when these freedoms are no longer applicable to those in the west.