At the international conference on Religious Persecution and the Human Rights of Refugees in Seoul, South Korea on October 23, 2017, Professor Massimo Introvigne made a detailed analysis of the inaccuracies in the Chinese Communist government's definition of a "cult." He also clearly stated thathas been the religious group most seriously persecuted by the Chinese Communist government, leading to the incarceration and sentencing of hundreds of thousands of their followers who have committed no crimes. They have only been incarcerated and sentenced because of their affiliation with The Church of . Chinese authorities have not denied their suppression of the Church, and they uphold that Church members have committed serious crimes, including the purported May 28 Zhaoyuan City McDonald's murder case. However, as of now, not a single one of the Chinese government's accusations against The Church of Almighty God has been substantiated. Professor Introvigne published in-depth research and analysis on the May 28 Zhaoyuan City McDonald's murder case. His findings were that the brutal perpetrators of that murder absolutely were not members of The Church of Almighty God, and that the May 28 Zhaoyuan City McDonald's murder case is completely unrelated to the Church. Other relevant articles by Professor Introvigne have been published in The Journal of CESNUR, an international academic journal, and the premier encyclopedia of worldwide religions, World Religions and Spirituality Project.