After the adoption in China of new measures, the places of religious activities must be active propaganda agencies of the Chinese Communist Party.
In 2005, the Chinese Communist Party implemented administrative measures for places of religious activities. In 2023, it will make these provisions even stricter.
To bitter winter, the magazine that champions religious freedom and human rights, the "Regulations for the Establishment, Approval and Registration of Places of Religious Activities" of 2005 were already "bad enough," but the " Administrative measures for places of religious activities" are "worse".
As in 2005, religious places will have to be registered with the authorities to operate legally. But they should also be an active propaganda agency of the Chinese Communist Party. Places of worship should therefore implement Xi Jinping Thought, adhere to the sinicization of religions, and their leaders should actively preach "love of country and support for the leadership of the PCC and of the socialist system". It is according to this last criterion that the religious leaders will be chosen.
The project of these "new administrative measures for places of religious activities" is in consultation until April 24th.