China will take tough measures against & # 039; chaotic & # 039; religious information online

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China has drafted a new draft guidelines to suppress the "chaotic" and illegal online promotion of religion, the official Global times has reported, part of a tough state campaign to align the religious cult.

All organizations dedicated to the dissemination of religious information online will be required to apply for licenses from the provincial departments of religious affairs, the newspaper said.

While the license will allow them to "preach and offer religious training," they will not be allowed to broadcast live or broadcast religious activities.

The dissemination of religious information anywhere other than your own internet platform is also prohibited.

The guidelines also specifically prohibit online religious services from inciting subversion, opposing the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and promoting extremism and separatism.

Chinese citizens are theoretically free to practice any religion, as long as it is officially recognized by the government.

He has repeatedly repressed unauthorized religious activities, and Beijing authorities closed a large Protestant church on Monday.

China has also come under strong international scrutiny for its treatment of its largely Muslim Uighur minority in northwestern Xinjiang.

Human rights groups have accused the Chinese government of carrying out an offensive that has arrested more than one million ethnic Uyghurs in internment camps.