Beijing Starts New Crackdown on Party Members Who Must Choose between Faith and Party

Those with “strong religious beliefs” must be re-educated or expelled.  China’s ruling Communist Party has issued a revised set of regulations governing members’ behaviour, noting that the latter must give up their religious beliefs and refrain from spreading “political rumours or damage the party’s unity”.  The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released the new rules, but their implementation represents practices already in place for some time.  Violating these rules is generally punished with expulsion from the Communist Party. In case laws are broken, criminal prosecution may follow.  Read more: