China Tightens Regulation of Religion to ‘Block Extremism’

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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.

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  • 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.