China Tightens Regulation of Religion to ‘Block Extremism’

Photo Credit: Bibles for China

BEIJING (Reuters) China’s cabinet on Thursday passed new rules to regulate religion to bolster national security, fight extremism and restrict faith practiced outside organizations approved by the state.

The document passed by Premier Li Keqiang updates a version of rules put into place in 2005 to allow the regulation of religion to better reflect “profound” changes in China and the world, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The rules released by Xinhua use strong and specific language about the need to protect China’s national security against threats from religious groups.

Continue reading this story >>


Become a Christian News Network Supporter...

Dear Reader, has ChristianNews.net been of benefit and a blessing to you? For many years now, the Lord has seen fit to use this small news outlet as a strong influential resource in keeping Christians informed on current events from a Biblical worldview. Despite Facebook's recent algorithm changes, which has limited our readership, and, as a result, has affected operational revenue, we continue to strive to bring you the news without compromise and to keep Christ in focus. If you have benefited from our news coverage, would you please prayerfully consider becoming a Christian News supporter by clicking here to make a one-time or monthly donation to help keep the truth widely and freely published and distributed? May Christ continue to be exalted through this work!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  • Jack-b-Quicker

    Dear China, nothing more extreme than communism.

  • Jerome Horwitz

    You will notice the usual gang of anti-Christian bigots will say absolutely nothing on this development, even though this is something they are unquestionably in favor of.

  • MCrow

    Which is what happens when you allow a singular monolithic idea to dominate a country. This is an attempt to cut dissension, plain and simple.