China Objects to U.S. Accusations of Abuse of Religious Groups

China Bibles-compressed(Reuters) China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after a U.S. government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained “severe”, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week that there were “systematic, egregious and ongoing abuses” in China against Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and others.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China fully respected religious freedom. But year in, year out, the United States attacked China on religion, ignoring the facts and distorting the situation.

“China is resolutely opposed to this and has already lodged stern representations with the U.S. side,” he told a daily news briefing.

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