"The situation is similar for Catholics. Of the estimated 15 to 20 million Catholics in China, less than half belong to state-approved churches, which put authority to Beijing before authority to Rome.
Those Christians who want to avoid the state-controlled religious movements meet in unofficial buildings or even each others' homes - hence their description as "house churches" - risking fines, imprisonment, torture and even, in some cases, death."
It is one thing to say you can practice but another to actually let you. It is a well known fact that even the true Roman Catholic church has gone under ground in China. The one that is has so many members is state controlled and regulated.
I contend that it is you who needs to get your facts straight. Go to google and type in Christians in China or chinese persecution of christians, see what comes up.
They have pulled the wool over your eyes my friend.