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Chinese regime: religious faith is a threat to the state

Catholic World News - May 07, 2014

Two semi-official arms of the Chinese government have said that the growth of religion “has constituted a threat to Chinese identification with socialist belief,” the UCANews service reports.

The statement from the Chinese University of International Relations and the Social Science Academic Press, both government-approved bodies, coincides with a government campaign to demolish church buildings unauthorized by the Beijing regime.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 08, 2014 4:47 PM ET USA

    It's a good thing that something like this could never happen here.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 07, 2014 7:31 PM ET USA

    First, Mao tried to exterminate the Church. He couldn't quite manage it (but millions suffered). The PRC decided to create their own versions of the major religions, keeping pressure on the underground churches to conform. They still haven't been successful and the Chinese government must have things their own way. This all could be a preface of things to come.

  • Posted by: jplaunder1846 - May. 07, 2014 7:21 PM ET USA

    As a reasonably frequent visitor to China I am saddened by these actions by the Government. China has come a long way in the past 30 years in developing a more civil society. Admittedly not without hiccups but these latest actions are step backwards towards the more totalitarian past.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 07, 2014 7:11 PM ET USA

    If only we could export some of our priests, nuns, and bishops to China, they would see that Catholicism is no threat whatsoever to Socialsim.

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