China: Draft New Rules To Ban Religious Extremism

CHINA MULLS NEW RULES ON FOREIGNERS TO 'PROHIBIT RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM'

(CNN) – China is considering new rules on how foreign worshipers operate in order to prevent what it considers “the spreading of “religious extremism.”

Draft rules published this week by the Ministry of Justice call for new restrictions on how foreign worshipers operate.

Religion has always occupied a peculiar position in the people’s Republic of China, officially an atheist state.

The five faiths approved by the communist government: Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism are supervised by official organizations.

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