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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:34 PM

China to permit religious freedom but will prevent misuse: CPC

4 Feb, 2013, 08.50PM IST, PTI
Xinhua news agency

BEIJING: The ruling Communist Party of China today said it will adhere to policy of respecting religious freedom but will prevent "infiltration of overseas-based hostile forces" to make use of religion to subvert its rule.

Yu Zhengsheng, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said the Party will adhere to its basic policy of respecting religious freedom.

"Only by implementing the policy can China withstand the infiltration of overseas-based hostile forces that make use of religion", state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying during a meeting with leaders of major national religious groups in Beijing today.

The CPC's fundamental religious policy includes respecting religious freedom, administering religious affairs according to law, the principle of independence and self-governance as well as guiding religion to make it adapt to a socialist country, he said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/china-to-permit-religious-freedom-but-will-prevent-misuse-cpc/articleshow/18337060.cms

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Response to rug (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:59 PM

1. Given The Way Foreign Fundamentalists Have Influenced Policy and Law in Uganda

I can't really blame the Chinese for being cautious and wanting to put some limits or oversight of foreign religious organizations.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. It goes back way further than that, beyond the Boxer Rebellion.

But like most things in China today, it's more about control. The more capitalistic it becomes, the tighter the state pulls the reins (except of, of course, on the entrepreneurs.)

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. +1

That whole Opium Wars thing didn't do anything to get things off to a good start.

Agree about the control part.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:08 PM

4. No, it didn't . What a devious way to attack a civilization.

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Response to rug (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:09 PM

5. Create a need and then supply it.

And screw the victims.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. When we list the astonishing sufferings inflicted on China by religions, lets not neglect

the Shinto/Emperor cult which fueled WWII. Add that to the Taiping Rebellion and those others listed above, and you see the wellspring of Mao's famous remark "Religion is poison."

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Response to dimbear (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:38 PM

7. Eurpoepan imperialsm didn't have a thing to do with it.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:34 PM

8. Freedom of religion is one of the most important freedoms we have, and i wish all to have this

freedom.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:43 AM

9. An independent mind is the biggest threat to Big Brother, which is the Chinese Communist Party

 

And that is what needs to be done away with in China.

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