China Must Do Much More If It Truly Claims to Respect Freedom of Religion
I would like to take issue with some of the observations of the Chinese Embassy's press counselor, Yu Shuning ("China supports religious freedom, but it will not tolerate secessionism," Letters, June 12).
It is true that some religious institutions are currently being renovated in Tibet. However, the Chinese government cannot take much credit for this. We should not forget that these sacred institutions were destroyed, some of them irreparably, at the instigation of the Chinese authorities in the first place. Also, the funding for many of the renovations comes from the local population and not the Chinese government.
China proudly refers to the restoration of the …
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Publication information: Article title: China Must Do Much More If It Truly Claims to Respect Freedom of Religion. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 17, 1996. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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