According to a lawyer, "the implementation of these new regulations will curtail and severely suppress freedom of expression and religion, which is protected by the PRC Constitution."
During the pandemic, in China as elsewhere, churches have come together online, on the internet. From now on, only authorized churches will have access to online teaching and worship. Indeed, according to Morning Star News, on the first of March next, “draconian measures” will be taken by the Party.
Any religious information on the Internet will then be prohibited, unless the organizations obtain permission from the government, which will only be possible for officially approved churches. However, it is estimated that more than 100 million Christians do not belong to these official churches.
For lawyer Huang Deqi, it is a violation of the Chinese Convention and international conventions signed by the government.
“The implementation of these new regulations will curtail and severely suppress freedom of expression and religion, which is protected by the PRC Constitution. »
"It is the freedom of religion of citizens to express their religious beliefs on the Internet", he asserts, adding that "the rules of these departments shamelessly restrict the fundamental rights of citizens by fixing an administrative authorization, which abuses and exceeds authority”.
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