Jiang Zemin on the Policy of Religious Freedom
January 30, 1991
The policy of religious freedom of the Communist Party of China will be implemented with stability and continuity. It will not be altered no matter what. Both the positive and negative experiences in the past forty years have proved that this policy is right and beneficial to unity among ethnic groups, stability of nation and society, and socialist development. In its absence, there would have been negative effects. The lessons of the Cultural Revolution are weighty and painful. We cannot afford to make such a mistake again. The Party and government should frequently educate their members and civil servants. Religious groups, for their part, also need to explain this policy frequently to their believers, so that we can all rest assured.