(TibetanReview.net, Aug04’23) – New guidelines on religious activities coming into effect on Sep 1 requires all places of worship in the People’s Republic of China to give top importance to the leadership and policies of the Communist Party of China (CPC) under the rubric of “Sinicization”. They ban religious venues from maintaining ties with overseas organizations and they will be required to deliver ‘patriotic’ education to believers, reported rfa.org Aug 3.
Monasteries, temples, mosques, churches and other religious activity venues will be required to support the leadership of the CPC and leader Xi Jinping’s plans for the “Sinicization” of religious activity.
“No organization or individual may use religious activity sites to conduct activities that endanger national security, disrupt social order [or] damage national interests,” a copy of the rules published on the website of the party’s outreach and influence arm, the United Front Work Department, was quoted as saying.
Managers of religious venues, who will be thoroughly vetted by religious affairs officials, must “love the motherland and support the leadership of the CPC and the socialist system.”
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