(Worthy News) – A rights group that focuses on China has reported that, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on July 1, the CCP intensified its nation-wide censorship of religious books and materials, Assist News reports. ChinaAid said in its report that a number of schools received notifications forbidding students to read religious books or use other faith-based materials.
ChinaAid noted in particular that the CCP does not publicize its censorship policies through official channels, but makes them known through internal notices. “For years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has sent administrative orders (from higher to lower levels) through internal documents and internal notices that have contradicted the Constitution. Authorities do not, however, make the administrative orders available on official channels and public media [outlets],” ChinaAid said.