(中央防範和處理邪教問題領導小組). Originally known as the Central leading group for handling the Falun Gong question (中央處理法輪功問題領導小組), its name was subsequently changed to indicate it should deal with all xie jiao, not only Falun Gong. The anti-xie-jiao Central leading group set up the policies and the closely connected Office 610 implemented them. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that this Central Leading Group, together with the associate central Office 610, will be disbanded and its functions transferred to staff of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security.
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On top of removing crosses, Chinese authorities order to replace Christianity’s main symbol on churches’ seals with the five-pointed star.
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