On this page the China Center keeps you up to date on the situation of the religions and of the Christian Churches in China. 

Religions and Christianity in China

For your orientation, texts are available on the principal religions of China and on the religious policy of the State, including the legal parameters now prevailing. The articles are complemented by News Updates on Religion and Church in China.

Background Information

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Statistics on Religions and Churches in the People’s Republic of China – Update for the Year 2022 PDF

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Einschränkungen der Religionsausübung Minderjähriger durch den StaatRechtliches und Praktisches PDF

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Glauben unter Prävention – die Wiederöffnung religiöser Stätten in China nach dem Corona-Lockdown (S. 75-76) PDF

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Die Religionen Chinas in der Pandemie:
Von der Schließung religiöser Stätten bis zu beeindruckenden Solidaritätsaktionen – auch für Europa (S. 4-8) PDF

Ian Johnson
Religion in China: Back to the Center of Politics and Society PDF

Zhuo Xinping
Relationship between Religion and State in the People’s Republic of China PDF

Michael Höckelmann
Vom Umgang der Tang-Dynastie (618–907) mit ihrem „religiösen Pluralismus“ PDF

Charity / Social Services

News Update on Religion & Church

Documents on Religion and Politics

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