New Report Warns about Seven State-Controlled Religious Groups in China

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses seven state-controlled national religious organizations to control religion in China and to achieve political ends by promoting state propaganda, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in a new report. USCIRF identified them as the Buddhist Association of China (BAC), the Chinese Taoist Association (CTA), the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) and Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC), the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and China Christian Council (CCC), and the Islamic Association of China (IAC).