Chinanews.com, Beijing, December 7th. Question:

What signals have been released when this meeting is held after five years?

  Reporter: Kan Feng and Yuan Xiuyue

  How does China view religious issues?

How to do religious work in China?

From December 3 to 4, the National Religious Work Conference was held again after five years. The high specifications and the large amount of information attracted the attention of public opinion.

  The "Nine Musts", the essence of religious work is mass work, and we are deeply advancing the sinicization of religion in our country...

  At this meeting, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission’s important expositions on religious work pointed out the way forward and provided fundamental follow-up for doing a good job in religious work in the new era.

From December 3 to 4, the National Religious Work Conference was held in Beijing.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the meeting and delivered important speeches.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Haitao

Summarize the "Nine Musts"

The Fundamental Follows of China's Religious Work in the New Era

  Religious issues have always been regarded as major issues that must be dealt with well in governing the country.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee has put forward a series of new concepts and measures on religious work. The National Religious Work Conference clearly put forward the "nine must":

  "We must deeply understand the importance of doing religious work in the overall work of the party and the country, we must establish and improve a strong leadership mechanism, we must uphold and develop socialist religious theories with Chinese characteristics, we must adhere to the party’s basic principles of religious work, and we must adhere to In the direction of the sinicization of religion in China, we must insist on uniting the masses of religious believers around the party and the government, we must build active and healthy religious relations, we must support religious groups to strengthen their own construction, and we must raise the level of legalization of religious work."

  A commentary said that these “nine musts” concisely answered major theoretical and practical questions such as how to understand religion, how to deal with religious issues, and how to do the party’s religious work in the new era. It is the party’s regularity in doing religious work. Deepening of understanding.

  "These'nine musts' are based on the overall work situation and clarify the basic theory and direction of the party's religious work." Analysis by Wang Zhen, Director of the Ethnic Religion Teaching and Research Section of the United Front Theoretical Teaching and Research Department of the Central Institute of Socialism.

  Wang Zhen said that this is not only a theoretical summary of a series of new ideas and measures in the party's religious work since the 18th National Congress, but also the fundamental follow-up of China's religious work in the new era.

From December 3 to 4, the National Religious Work Conference was held in Beijing.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the meeting and delivered important speeches.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Haitao

Emphasize "one essence"

Religious work is essentially mass work

  "Religious work is essentially mass work." In 2015, Xi Jinping made this important conclusion at the Central United Front Work Conference.

  At this National Religious Work Conference, Xi Jinping once again emphasized that "the essence of the party's religious work is mass work."

  "This important meeting not only further deepened this argument, but also expanded it. The meeting mentioned that the fundamental political and economic interests of religious and non-religious people are the same, and they are the mass basis of the party's governance."

  Wang Zhen said that religion is not only an ideology and a cultural phenomenon, but also a mass social phenomenon for the party and the government.

The importance of religious work lies in the existence and development of religion, which presupposes the belief of a large number of people.

  "The difference in religious beliefs between religious people and non-believers and people who believe in different religions in our country is secondary, and the fundamental political and economic interests are the same." Wang Zhen said, whether the people believe in religion or not, Which religion you believe in is the mass basis for the party's long-term ruling power and is a positive force for building socialism.

In addition, the work of religious believers is a part of the party's mass work and an important manifestation of the implementation of the party's mass line in religious work.

  Wang Zhen believes that as far as religious work is concerned, it is necessary to protect religious believers' right to freedom of religious belief, unite religious believers to the maximum extent, and do a good job of religious believers patiently and meticulously.

The overall goal is to unite religious believers and non-believers, and work together for the modern socialist country and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

From December 3 to 4, the National Religious Work Conference was held in Beijing.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the meeting and delivered important speeches.

Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attended the meeting.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Haitao

Firm "One Direction"

Deeply promote the sinicization of religion in our country

  "In-depth advancement of the sinicization of religion in our country" is another important cut in the attention of the outside world to this meeting.

  Throughout the history of Xi Jinping's major discourses on religious work, "adhering to the direction of my country's religion in China" has been repeatedly mentioned.

From the Central United Front Work Conference in 2015, to the National Religious Work Conference in 2016, to the report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, etc., the persistence and advancement of this "direction" constantly anchored the course for the adaptation of religions to the socialist society. Calibration road signs.

  At this National Religious Work Conference, Xi Jinping once again emphasized that "we must further promote the sinicization of religion in our country."

Among them, he also mentioned that education in the history of the Party, the history of New China, the history of reform and opening up, and the history of socialist development should be strengthened in a targeted manner in the religious circles.

  "History is a mirror, the best textbook and sobering agent." Wang Zhen said that the "Four History" education in religious circles aims to enhance the understanding of the great motherland, the Chinese nation, Chinese culture, the Communist Party of China, and socialism with Chinese characteristics. Acknowledgment, this is an advocacy with Chinese characteristics and Chinese cultural heritage, and it is also an important measure to further promote the sinicization of religion in our country.

  In his speech, Xi Jinping also specifically mentioned "to adhere to the overall national security concept" and "to strengthen the management of Internet religious affairs."

In the opinion of experts, this is an inevitable and realistic requirement for advancing the sinicization of religion in our country.

  "Religious work is related to national security. We must strictly guard against and resolutely combat all kinds of infiltration, subversion, sabotage, violent terrorist activities, ethnic separatist activities, and religious extreme activities. Adhere to the overall national security concept, adhere to the Chinese cultural standpoint, adhere to independence and self-management, and promote religion Deep integration with Chinese culture is also the proper meaning of the sinicization of religion in our country."

  In addition, Wang Zhen said that the Internet is a new thing in the era, and it is also a "double-edged sword" that has brought new problems and new challenges to the religious field.

Strengthening the management of religious affairs on the Internet is an epochal task, which is unavoidable in terms of timeliness and reality.

  It is worth noting that at this National Religious Work Conference, Xi Jinping also emphasized that “it is necessary to support and guide the religious circles to strengthen self-education, self-management, and self-discipline, to administer the religion in an all-round way, take the lead in abiding by laws and regulations, and improve religious practice”.

In Wang Zhen's view, raising the issue of self-discipline in religious circles at such a high-level meeting is also worthy of attention.

Enhancing the awareness of respecting the law, studying the law and observing the law is to internalize the requirements of the rule of law and become the behavioral consciousness of the religious world.

Cultivate "Three Teams"

Party and government officials, representatives of religious circles, and religious studies

  Talents are the primary resource, and team building is crucial to doing religious work well.

At the National Religious Work Conference, Xi Jinping mentioned the training of "three teams": a team of party and government cadres, a team of representatives of religious circles, and a team of religious studies.

  In Wang Zhen's view, the sinicization of religion in our country requires the leadership of the party and government and the participation of the academic community to stimulate the endogenous motivation of the religious community and jointly promote the sinicization of religion.

  "It is necessary to cultivate a team of party and government cadres who are proficient in Marxist religious views, familiar with religious work, and good at doing religious work, and let them study Marxist religious views, the party’s religious work theories and policies, and religious knowledge, and continuously improve their guidance. Ability."

  "It is necessary to cultivate a team of religious representatives who are politically reliable, religiously accomplished, morally convincing, and effective at critical times."

  "It is necessary to cultivate a religious research team that is ideological and politically firm, adheres to Marxist religious views, has an excellent style of study, and is good at innovation, and strengthens the discipline construction of Marxist religious studies."

  According to Wang Zhen’s analysis, this meeting also proposed “to improve the religious work system and mechanism, and promote the construction of a religious affairs governance structure featuring party committee leadership, government management, social coordination, and religious self-discipline.” This shows that the “three teams” are not “self-cleaning by each family”. "Snow in front of the door", but to cooperate with each other under the leadership of the party committee, work together to build a common spiritual home for the Chinese nation, work together to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and at the same time make greater contributions to world peace.

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