Thursday, June 2, 2016

Full Text: Freedom of Religious Belief in Xinjiang


2016-06-02

The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "Freedom of Religious Belief in Xinjiang" on Thursday.
Following is the full text of the white paper:
Freedom of Religious Belief in Xinjiang
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
June 2016
Contents
Foreword
I. History of Religions in Xinjiang
II. Protecting Citizens' Freedom of Religious Belief
III. Satisfying Believers' Normal Religious Requirements
IV. Managing Religious Affairs in Accordance with the Law
V. International Religious Exchanges
VI. Preventing and Combating Religious Extremism
VII. Active Role of Religious Circles
Conclusion
Foreword

The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang for short) is located in northwest China. For thousands of years it has been a multi-ethnic region of multiple religions. At present, the major religions in Xinjiang are Islam, Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism and Taoism.

You will have a full text upon request: tugrulk (at) vt.edu

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