China: religious leaders to carry religious ID cards

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https://www.mnnonline.org/news/china-rel...-id-cards/

EXCERPT: A government is trying to force religious leaders to specify their religion on their state-issued identity cards. This could describe Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Greece, or Israel…but it’s China.

Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, confirms the report and notes: “Obviously, this is brand new, so we don’t know how this will be implemented. But, in the Middle East, if your ID card says you’re a Muslim, you cannot get it re-issued if you decide to change your religion (if you become a Christian).”

Right now, the decree is aimed at Buddhist monks in China. Why? It seems the Chinese government wants more control over Tibet and its national identity. But, warns Nettleton, it won’t stop there. “There is already motion in progress to extend out beyond Buddhist monks to Catholic priests, and ultimately, to all religious minority members in China.”...
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