Call to Change Religion Policy

Religious freedom experts are surprised and cautiously optimistic, but disagree on proposal.

A leading Chinese religious scholar called the country ready for “an institutional guarantee for the legality and quality of all religions,” according to a December article in China Daily, the official government English language newspaper. Religious freedom experts say they are cautiously optimistic about the public pronouncement.

In an interview, Chinese entrepreneur, researcher and religion expert Liu Peng called for a “system [to] be developed in such a way as to let more religious affairs be governed by law, instead of through administrative means.” All religious groups should be provided with equal and standard access for legal registration, he said.

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