China jails members of banned 'cult' amid religion crackdown - Xinhua



China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organising the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religious movements.
China's officially atheist Communist Party brooks no challenge to its rule and is obsessed with social stability. It has particularly taken aim at cults, which have multiplied across the country in recent years. Demonstrations have been put down with force and some sect leaders executed.
The official Xinhua news agency on Tuesday said Yao Xiangzhi, a... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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