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While the Chinese government puts up the appearance of presenting religious freedom, there are still serious limitations on how and where Christians can worship. Many are imprisoned still for their faith and religious freedom seems to still be a far-off thought.

Religious freedom still a dream in China

United Press International (03/01/06)

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BEIJING, China (UPI) — Chinese citizens` religious rights remain severely restricted one year after laws protecting religious freedom were passed, a rights group said Wednesday.

On March 1, 2005, the Chinese government issued regulations it claimed constituted ‘a significant step forward in the protection of Chinese citizens`religious freedoms.’

However, local officials continue to repress religious activities that fall outside the control of state religious institutions, Human Rights Watch said in a statement issued Wednesday.

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