Zhao Xiao–Though the communiqué drafted in the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee is around twenty thousand words and covers a variety of topics, it does not mention religious reforms. Religions cannot prosper without an open policy that encourages religious diversity. Culture and ethics can never prosper where religion isn’t allowed to prosper. I think the fact that it doesn’t mention religion is the greatest omission of the communiqué. Could it be that the communiqué is referring to religion when it encourages China “to actively absorb excellent foreign cultural achievements?” (Posted Nov. 17, 2013)
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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.
Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…