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Government and Public Affairs in China

State leaders and government bodies in China play huge roles in shaping the country’s religious landscape. The political attitudes and ideologies of the Communist Party and its leaders are often translated into policies and regulations with significant influence on China’s religious practices and institutions. On this resource page you will find information on Chinese state leaders and their perspectives on religion, key legal documents and regulations concerning religious practice and organization issued by the Chinese central government, a selection of key governmental bodies, and a group of emerging faith-based organizations with increasing influence in Chinese civil society.