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How the State Is Co-Opting Religion in China

2 monthes ago   |   By Foreign Affairs

The message reached me in early December via Signal, an encrypted messaging service that many Chinese use to bypass the closely monitored social media app WeChat. The day that many of us had feared was upon us: China's best-known pastor, Wang Yi, and 100 of his followers had been detained. Their church of 500 members was closed-very likely forever.
In the two years since my last Foreign Affairs piece about religion in China (“ China's Great Awakening ,” March/April 2017), such stories have become common. Churches closed, crosses removed, mosques demolished, Muslims sent to internment...
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