China Slams U.S. Religious Freedom Report
By The Associated Press
ICC Note: China is upset because the truth was spoken about what they do to anyone who chooses not to agree with the official religion.
5/7/07 China For full story…..(Christian Post) – Beijing accused a U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday of taking “potshots” at China in a report that accuses the government of imprisoning and torturing people for practicing their religion.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said in its findings last week that every religious community in China continues to be subject to serious restrictions, state control, and repression.”
” China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition,” it said.
China is officially atheist. Christians, Buddhists, Taoists and Muslims are allowed to worship, but only in churches, temples or mosques run by state-monitored groups.
Christians who attend underground churches, as most do in China , are often jailed and harassed.
Abuses against prominent religious leaders and others include imprisonment, torture and other forms of ill treatment, the report said.
“It is an obvious fact that the Chinese government protects the freedom of religious belief of its citizens and the Chinese citizens enjoy full religious freedom protected by law,” she said.