Letzte Aktualisierung: March 4, 2022
Beijing's hidden cathedral
By Johnny Erling
Disasters like the Ukraine war crowd out all other news, including that of everyday repression in China. On March 1, for example, China's new "Measures on the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services" went into effect almost unnoticed, further eroding China's constitutional right to freedom of belief. With rigorous surveillance, Party leader Xi Jinping aims to close or narrow all online outlets for religious content. Only five party-sanctioned, state-loyal church communities of Protestants, Catholics, Daoists, Buddhists and Muslims are allowed to practice their faith – in a manner strictly controlled by the party.