The Chinese Communist Party cracks down on religion: All party members must be atheist

If members have practiced religion in the past they must ‘rectify’ their beliefs

By Emma Finamore

Applicants to the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be rejected in future if they are found to embrace any religion, and existing members forced to denounce their beliefs.

Party authorities in Zhejiang province said that the pre-examination system for recruiting CPC members should be improved and stricter rules on religion should be implemented.

Li Yunlong, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee told The Global Times: “Party members are banned from joining religions. Believing in communism and atheism is a basic requirement to become a Party member.”

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