Chinese authorities crack down on tiny Jewish community in Kaifeng City, force Jews to pray in private

Communist China has five authorised state religions: Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and Taoism

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The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews (Representational Image). Flickr

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Over the past few months, Chinese authorities have gradually closed down the few Jewish organizations in the city of Kaifeng, and the few hundred people who claim Jewish ancestry reportedly have been forced to celebrate, learn and pray in private. Communist China has five authorized state religions: Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and Taoism. However, since the…