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Religions and the reform of the Chinese state

13 Febbraio 2020

The conference on religions on November 26, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Wang Yang, and the new regulations on the Religious organization which came into effect on February 1st are the latest step, in chronological order, in a long march by China to deal with religions as they are conceived in the West and to try to adapt them to the new Chinese state.[1] In many cases, religious groups, including parts of the Catholic Church see these actions as directly aimed at them – to fight the spread and the