Skip to comments.Goodbye to Religious Affairs Bureau: Religions Are Now Under the Direct Control of the Party [China]
Posted on 03/23/2018 6:14:50 PM PDT by marshmallow
The reform, wanted by the Partys Central Committee, was voted by the National Peoples Congress and made public yesterday. Some Christians see no change: the repression continues. A Protestant professor: It's an important change since the Mao era. What it reveals is the unlimited expansion of Party power. Doubts about the dialogue between China and the Vatican: The Catholic Church will become an instrument of support for the Party. The promotion of Xia Baolong, the destroyer of Zhejiang crosses.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - The State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), also known as the "Religious Affairs Bureau", so far under the authority of the Council of State, has passed under the direct rule of the Communist Party. The move is among a detailed program of reforms on the Party and the state institutions released yesterday.
The decision to eliminate SARA was passed in the third plenary session of the 19th Communist Partys Central Committee in late February. Part of the program was reviewed in the recently concluded National Peoples Congress, Chinas parliament. Detail of the program was made public on March 21, with indication that the reform should be implemented by the end of 2018.
Among the reforms, religious affairs are now managed by the United Front Work Department (UFWD), an organ of the Communist Partys Central Committee, whose main function is to manage relations with the non-Communist elite, including individuals and organizations, such as religious groups. Also now under the management of the UFWD are the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and the Ethnic Affairs Commission, both also originally under the State Council.
The structural change received mixed views among Chinese Christians and observers. There wont be big change to religious environment, neither loosen nor tighten. It is only a change on management structure and they will do the same thing, said.......
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China's Communist dictator has recently appointed himself Leader-For-Life.
On the other hand, if China were to become Christian, (a very good thing), they would soon kick our butts.
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