Research Question: What justification does the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) make to limit its citizens the opportunity to attend foreign churches?

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The aim of this essay is to discover what justification the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) make, to limit its citizens the opportunity to attend foreign churches. The essay discusses the Chinese policies about religion, religious incidents and the constitution. The investigation conducted showed that that there are many Chinese Christians in China but their worship with other Christians in China is limited. The Chinese people can not praise and worship in a foreign Church with foreign Christians but they can praise and worship with other Chinese Christians with foreigners in Chinese church, according to the law. If one breaks the law, one has to pay for it by serving time in prison or by providing service to the government. The main purpose of this essay is to show why the government goes as far as destroying churches and arresting church leaders then sentencing them to prison for a long period of time or even sentencing them to be executed.

There have been many incidents reported about the burning of churches or even the killing or arresting of Chinese church leaders but the government has been denying some of these problems. Therefore the reasons why the government denies these incidents will be discussed.


1. Abstract

2. Introduction

3. Chinese Laws and policies about religion

4. Religious Incidents in China

5. Analysis

6. Conclusion

7. Bibliography

8. Appendix


Many Christians live their lives in God's name. They put God first in their lives and everything else like, profession, second. But life as a Christian is different in China compared to other countries. In other China, something as ordinary as going to church to praise with friends from other countries in a foreign church to experience other people's cultures can be seen differently in the eyes of the law. According to...