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ICC Note: A prominent Czech archbishop is calling on China’s president to protect religious freedom in the leading east Asian nation. Dominik Jaroslav Duka presented a letter to Xi Jinping during Xi’s state visit to Prague, Czech Republic, calling for the head-of-state to respect human rights and promote free worship. Xi’s visit drew protests is Prague where demonstrators defaced the Chinese flag.

4/1/16 Prague, Czech Republic (AsiaNews) – During President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Czech Republic, Mgr Dominik Jaroslav Duka, archbishop of Prague, presented the Chinese leader with a letter calling on his government to respect human rights and religious freedom.

During his visit, which ended yesterday, Xi signed a strategic partnership treaty with the Czech Republic. Some 30 business agreements were also signed that could bring about US$ 4 billion in investment this year in tourism, banking, energy and car making.

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