Radio Free Asia, (RFA)recently reported that China’s Zhejiang Province started implementing a new regulation on November 1. It requires that all domestic religious groups must “Sinicize.” This means that no foreign power can influence any religious locations or activities. Critics said the Chinese government frequently suppresses religious activities under the name of “collusion with anti-China forces.” This new regulation is only making things worse. The official Zhejiang provincial version of the regulation requires all religions to practice the Socialist Core Values. No individual or organization can intervene in the government’s legal, executive, or educational functions in the name of religion. The new regulation also requires the government to improve information systems that administer religious activities. No churches or priests in Zhejiang have accepted RFA’s requests for an interview.
Source: RFA, November 1, 2019