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Church Demolition Highlights China's Religion Policy

Last month, Chinese authorities tore down one of the largest churches in Wenzhou, a coastal city in the southeast where parishioners had been in a standoff with authorities over the planned demolition. The government says the church violated building codes. But activists say the case is part of a wider crackdown on Christianity. The number of practicing Christians in China is unclear, but a 2010 Pew survey estimated it at about five percent of the population, or 67 million people. Many...

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