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China: Freedom of religion or belief: the untold stories

3 Feb 2023


In 2020, CSW published a new report on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in China, entitled ‘Repressed, Removed, Re-Educated: The stranglehold on religious life in China'. The report outlined the rapid and significant decline in the level of FoRB in China, and explained that ‘almost daily new details emerge about the use of technology in surveillance and profiling of Uyghurs in XUAR [Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region], alongside news of another church closure, another anti-xie-jiao campaign, and another flat denial by the government that any of this violates the right to FoRB.’

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Chinese (Mandarin)


Click to see the the digital version (available in English, Mandarin and Spanish)



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