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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

China’s shifting policies still hindering religion, witnesses say

Communist China is trying very hard to save face before the Olympics, restoring temples, pretending religious tolerance, etc…but we won't get fooled again or will we?

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) heard testimony from Chinese religious leaders and human rights advocates on the situation in China as the city of Beijing prepares for the Olympics.

The changing strategies and tactics of the public security officials ... suggests that the Chinese authorities are becoming concerned about appearing more tolerant of Christians in the eyes of the international community.

However, there seems to be less evidence of a genuine change in their broad Policy, Bob Fu, president of China Aid Association, said.

Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, told the commissioners, “The situation is getting worse.... It’s been consistently getting worse.” (more)

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