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HRIC advocacy and media work has sought to call attention to the serious and systemic problems relating to repression of religious groups in China. The following is a listing of HRIC advocacy and media work related to persecution of religious groups, including press statements, reports, and articles. To subscribe to HRIC's press list, please e-mail communications@hrichina.org with “SUBSCRIBE” as the subject heading.



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Below is a listing of HRIC's advocacy and media work concerning religious freedom in China, including press release, statements, and case updates. To subscribe to HRIC's press list, please e-mail communications@hrichina.org with "SUBSCRIBE" as the subject heading.



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Additional Resources: Key PRC Legislation
  Relating to Religious Freedom


Chinese name: 中华人民共和国宪法 (第三十六条  - 宗教信仰自由; 第三十四条 - 选举权和被选举权)
English translation: Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (Art. 36 - religious freedom; Art. 34 – right to vote and be elected)
Promulgating body: 5th National People’s Congress (第五届全国人民代表大会)
Promulgation date: December 4, 1982
Effective date: December 4, 1982
First Revision promulgated and effective: April 12, 1988
Second Revision promulgated and effective: March 29, 1993
Third Revision promulgated and effective: March 15, 1999
Fourth Revision promulgated and effective: March 14, 2004
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/fl/53213996-4f5d-11da-9ecf-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://english.gov.cn/2005-08/05/content_20813.htm (official)

 

Chinese name: 中华人民共和国刑法 (1997修订) (第二百五十一条)
English translation: Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (Revised 1997) (Article 251)
Promulgating body: National People’s Congress (全国人民代表大会)
Promulgation date: July 1, 1979
Effective date: January 1, 1980
First Revision date: March 14, 1997
Revision effective date: October 1, 1997
Most recent amendment date: June 29, 2006
Effective date: June 29, 2006
URL (Chinese): http://www.szxingshi.com/95w9.html
URL (English): http://www.csrc.gov.cn/n575458/n4001948/n4002075/n4002315/n4059194.files/n4059191.doc (official)

 

Chinese name: 宗教事务条例
English translation: Regulations on Religious Affairs (official)
Promulgating body: State Council (国务院)
Promulgation date: November 30, 2004
Effective date: March 1, 2005
URL (Chinese): http://www.gov.cn/test/2006-02/24/content_210351.htm
URL (English): http://tzb.shunde.gov.cn/data/main.php?id=819-130099 (not official)  

 

Chinese name: 宗教活动场所设立审批和登记办法
English translation: Measures for the Examination, Approval and Registration of the Establishment of Religious Activity Venues (official)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: April 21, 2008
Effective date: April 21, 2008
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/418cd9a6-0a1d-11da-9f13-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://www.lawinfochina.com/law/display.asp?db=1&id=4470&keyword=religious  (not official)

 

Chinese name: 宗教院校设立办法
English translation: Measures for the Establishment of Religious Institutes (official)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: August 1, 2007
Effective date: September 1, 2007
URL (Chinese): http://www.china.com.cn/policy/txt/2007-08/29/content_8763496
URL (English): http://www.lawinfochina.com/law/display.asp?db=1&id=6397&keyword=religious (not official)

 

Chinese name: 中华人民共和国境内外国人宗教活动管理规定
English translation: Provisions on the Administration of Religious Activities of Aliens within the Territory of the People's Republic of China (official)
Promulgating body: State Council (国务院)
Promulgation date: January 31, 1994
Effective date: January 31, 1994
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/xzfg/37d8114b-0a1c-11da-9f13-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://tzb.shunde.gov.cn/data/main.php?id=1069-130099 (not official)

 

Chinese name: 中华人民共和国境内外国人宗教活动管理规定实施细则
English translation: Rules for the Implementation of the Provisions on the Administration of Religious Activities of Aliens within the Territory of the People’s Republic of China (official)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: September 26, 2000
Effective date: September 26, 2000
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/948ea802-0a1c-11da-9f13-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://www.lawinfochina.com/law/display.asp?db=1&id=1673&keyword=religious  (not official)

 

Chinese name: 宗教院校聘用外籍专业人员办法
English translation: Measures for the Employment of Foreign Experts by Religious Schools and Colleges (official)
Promulgating bodies: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局), State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (国家外国专家局), Public Security Bureau (公安部)
Promulgation date: November 19, 1998
Effective date: January 1, 1999
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/c44c87b0-0a1d-11da-9f13-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://english.bynr.gov.cn/readnews.ASP?newsid=4294 (official)

 

Chinese name: 藏传佛教活佛转世管理办法
English translation: Measures for the Administration of the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism (unofficial)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: July 18, 2007
Effective date: September 1, 2007
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/89522ff7-409d-11dc-bafe-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): http://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/article.php?id=1137 (not official)

 

Chinese name: 宗教教职人员备案办法
English translation: Measures for Filing Particulars of Religious Personnel (unofficial)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: December 29, 2006
Effective date: March 1, 2007
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/50e477c1-e733-11db-9fd0-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): N/A

 

Chinese name: 宗教活动场所主要教职任职备案办法
English translation: Measures for Putting on File the Main Religious Personnel of Venues for Religious Activities (unofficial)
Promulgating body: State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局)
Promulgation date: December 29, 2006
Effective date: March 1, 2007
URL (Chinese): http://www.sara.gov.cn/GB//zcfg/gz/5fefde82-e735-11db-9fd0-93180af1bb1a.html
URL (English): N/A

Chinese name: 国家宗教事务局职能配置、内设机构和人员编制规定
English translation: Regulations for the Functions, Internal Structure and Staffing of the State Administration of Religious Affairs (unofficial)
Promulgating body: State Council (国务院)
Promulgation date: June 16, 1998
Effective date: June 16, 1998
URL (Chinese): http://vip.chinalawinfo.com/Newlaw2002/SLC/SLC.asp?Db=chl&Gid=20998
URL (English): N/A

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