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China to Regulate Foreigners’ Religious Activities - China Legal News

Sat, 12 Dec 2020
Categories: China Legal Trends



In order to safeguard the religious freedom of foreigners inside China, and maintain the public interests, China’s National Religious Affairs Administration drafts the “Implement Rules on Administration of Foreigners’ Religious Activities in PRC (draft for comments)” (中华人民共和国境内外国人宗教活动管理规定实施细则(修订征求意见稿)) in accordance with the “Administrative Provisions on Foreigners’ Religious Activities in PRC” (中华人民共和国境内外国人宗教活动管理规定).

The draft is now soliciting opinions from the public.

There are 5 chapters and 40 articles in total. The Implement Rules regulate the foreigners’ collective religious activities, domestic and foreign religious exchanges, and related legal responsibilities. 

The public comment period closes on17 Dec. 2020.

Contributors: Yanru Chen 陈彦茹

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