China: Freedom of Religion in a Most Favored Nation
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Chinas position on human rights and its status in the world economic community are interrelated. This paper examines the relationship with a focus on freedom of religion. The premise is that China is repeating the classical revolutionary paradigm wherein the insecure revolutionary government establishes control over all social institutions and then begins to relax control as confidence is gained. Chinas need to develop a competitive global economy and to play its rightful role as a responsible member of the international community will hasten the acceptance of freedom of religion as an inalienable right. The U.S. must continue to press China for religious freedom through all avenues including prudent economic engagement policy to facilitate Chinas progress toward that end.
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