Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province have forbidden baptism in a new set of measures.
Changes in church location, church growth, adjustment of service times, and offering boxes have also been forbidden. Other prohibited items include an individual bank account for the church and donations from other countries.
Local community directors have been charged with overseeing the implementation of these regulations.
This comes after the Chinese government implemented a revised version of the Regulations on Religious Affairs last year. Churches have come under increased scrutiny.
China believes these measures keep churches under government control and will prevent foreign officials from using religion to overthrow the government.
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