(社會主義核心價值觀). Also phrased “Core Values of Socialism,” these 12 principles represent the “new interpretation of the Chinese socialism,” as promoted at the 18th National Congress of the CCP. The values are divided into three groups: national (prosperity, democracy, civility, and harmony); social (freedom, equality, justice, and the rule of law); individual (patriotism, dedication, integrity, and friendship). The CCP uses the values in propaganda to force “sinicization” of religions; their promotion is one of the “four requirements” imposed on religious communities. The new Regulation of Religious Affairs demands that religions should “implement core socialist values” (article 4, no. 2).
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