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China: Local authorities take control of churches’ finances

China: Local authorities take control of churches’ finances
China's President Xi Jinping
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
19 July, 2022 1 min read

International advocacy and human rights groups have expressed concern at the latest moves by the Chinese authorities to clamp down on religious activities in China.

In June, new measures came into effect which place church finances in the hands of local authorities, and any decisions about the use of registered church finances or buildings can no longer be made by the churches themselves.

Moreover, according to Release International partners, China has banned the use of the word ‘Christ’ in published material online.

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