Religions Help Build Harmonious Society
One of the news stories currently on the web page of the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in New York is entitled Religions Help Build Harmonious Society. The article is based on an exclusive interview by Xinhua with Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs. Ye is quoted as saying "Religions are one of the social forces that are worth much attention in the country's social and economic construction. It can play an active yet unique role in many aspects. He said the Chinese government will work to help the religions restrain their negative elements and promote their positive ones thro enhancing management according to the law and adhering to the established practice of running religious affairs in an independent self-support way. Take a moment and read the entire article at the above link.