CHINA - Beijing to publish list of "legal" religious venues to "eradicate" illegal religious activities [AN]


The list will be completed within two years. It already includes 16,140 registered Buddhist and Taoist temples and places of worship. For 20 years, the UN has called on Beijing to drop the distinction between “legal” and “illegal” religious activities. A law on religions seems urgent. Taoist and Buddhist monks criticise the use of temples and places of worship as moneymaking tourist destinations.



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