China Prohibits Foreigners from Spreading Online Religious Services
jpnn.com, CHINA - Chinese authorities have prohibited foreign organizations and individuals from providing online religious information services.
The decision was made by five different departments in China.
In an effort to standardize online religious information services and guarantee religious freedom, it was necessary to implement policies based on laws and regulations, including those on cyber security and religion, China's State Administration for Religious Affairs said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, some organizations or individuals providing religious information services in China must first apply for a permit to the religious affairs department at the provincial level.
After obtaining permission from the local authority, the entity is only allowed to disseminate religious information by promoting social harmony according to Chinese civilization and patriotism.
Recipients of information must also register using their real names that match their identity documents.
Armed with this permit, religious schools in China can provide education or tutorials to students or followers of certain religions through special websites or forums that have been approved by law.
Special sites linked to networks outside of China must verify the identities of those who participate in religious trainings or lectures.
Chinese authorities have prohibited foreign organizations and individuals from providing online religious information services.
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