BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on Wednesday rejected U.S. President George W. Bush’s remarks concerning religion freedom in China, urging the United States to view China’s religious condition with a just and objective attitude.
“China is a country under the rule of law, and the Chinese government protects its citizens’ freedom of religious belief according to law, and Chinese citizens enjoy full freedom of religious belief protected by law,” Liu said.
“Meanwhile, what needs to be stressed is that people are all equals in the eyes of the law. Anyone’s speech or behavior should not violate the country’s law nor imperil the state security and social stability,” Liu said.
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