Howard Friedman, Religion Clause
Xinhua reports today [12 June 2012] that China’s State Council Information Office has published the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2012-2015). The Plan, which deals with a broad range of human rights, proclaims as to freedom of religious belief:
China upholds the principle of freedom of religious belief stipulated in the Constitution and strictly implements the Regulations on Religious Affairs to guarantee citizens’ freedom of religious belief.
The Plan also promises financial support for a number of Buddhist and Islamic religious projects, im;oementing social security for religious staffs and improving the organization and management of services to Hajj pilgrims. The Plan also calls for promotion of cultural exchanges between Chinese and foreign religious organizations.