Western powers using Christianity to 'subvert' China, says religious official

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Head of state-sanctioned Protestant churches in China says ‘anti-China forces in the west’ are trying to interfere with social stability

The head of China’s state-sanctioned Protestant church has claimed that western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence society and “subvert” the government, saying that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion.

China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist party.

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