Original Title: The State Administration of Religious Affairs intends to stipulate that no live broadcast of Buddhist worship and incense burning can be broadcast on the Internet, and no individual can give lectures on the Internet.
Xinjing News (Reporter Wu Wei) September 12, the reporter learned from the State Administration of Religious Affairs, the bureau is currently the Chinese government's legal information network published the "Internet Religious Information Management Measures (Draft for Opinion)" to solicit public opinion. Measures are proposed to stipulate that no organization or individual may broadcast live or record religious activities such as worship of Buddha or burning incense on the Internet.
Donations on the Internet should not be carried out in the name of religion.
The term "Internet religious information" refers to the religious doctrine, religious knowledge, religious culture and religion, which are disseminated through Internet sites, applications, forums, blogs, micro-blogs, public accounts, instant messaging tools, live network broadcasting, etc. Teaching activities involve religious information.
Measures are proposed to stipulate that no organization or individual may broadcast live or record religious activities such as worship of Buddha, incense burning, ordaining, chanting, worship, mass or baptism on the Internet by means of words, pictures, audio and video. No organization or individual may carry out donations in the name of religion on the Internet.
Individuals should not preach sermon on the Internet.
For religious education and training, measures are proposed to stipulate that religious organizations, religious colleges and places of religious activities which have obtained the Permit for Internet Religious Information Services may and only are limited to religious clergymen giving lectures on their own network platforms, explaining that religious doctrines and regulations are conducive to social harmony and progress of the times. The contents of healthy civilization lead the believers to believe in the right conduct. No other organization or individual can preach sermon or transmit or link relevant contents on the Internet.
Religious colleges and universities that have obtained the "Internet Religious Information Service License" may and are limited to carrying out religious education and training for students and clergymen of religious colleges on their own network platforms, and the education and training shall be managed by real names. No other organization or individual can carry out religious education and training on the Internet.
The "legal liability" part of the Measures stipulates that those who engage in Internet religious information services in violation of the relevant provisions of the Measures shall be warned and ordered to make corrections within a time limit by the religious affairs departments at or above the provincial level; if they refuse to make corrections, they shall terminate their services and order them to suspend business for rectification in conjunction with the Internet telecommunications departments and the competent telecommunications departments; if the circumstances are serious, they shall be jointly instructed to do so. Internet credit departments and telecommunications authorities shall close their websites; if they constitute a crime, they shall be investigated for criminal responsibility according to law. If the platform registered users disseminate illegal religious information, if the circumstances are serious, the religious affairs departments at or above the provincial level shall order the providers of the platform to cancel the registered users'accounts of the platform and punish them in accordance with the law in conjunction with the public security departments; if a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
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