The Communist Party of China and Myanmar have recorded the worst record of religious freedom.

According to a report released by a Vatican-funded charity, violations of religious freedom in 25 countries are on the rise. At the same time, the Communist Party of China and Myanmar have the worst religious freedom record.

In some countries, such as Niger, Turkey, and Pakistan, the World Religious Freedom Report, which covers 2019-2020, said that prejudice against religious minorities had led residents to blame the CCP virus epidemic and denial of medical assistance.

The International Organization for Churches in Need (ACN), a worldwide Catholic charity that studies violations of all religious freedom, prepared the 800-page report.

The latest report lists 26 countries in the “red” category, indicating persecution, compared with 21 countries in the last report two years ago. Thirty-six countries indicate that discrimination exists, expressed in “orange,” compared with 17 countries in this category two years ago.

The report describes “discrimination” as the law or rules applicable to a specific group rather than all people and “persecution” as conquering people through active religious-based programs.

The report said, “The severity of persecution and oppression of religion has increased significantly.” It is particularly critical of the Chinese communist state and Burma.

In recent years, the religious repression machinery built by  Communist China is carefully adjusted, widely applicable and technologically advanced.” 

Among them, the worst of the violations is the persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, where “the atrocities have been so large-scale and systematic so that more and more experts have characterized it as genocide.”

In February, the Biden administration agreed with the last-minute Trump administration’s determination that the Communist Party of China had committed genocide in Xinjiang and said it must prepare the United States to let the Communist Party of China pay the price for it.

The Communist Party of China said that it had established a training camp in Xinjiang to provide vocational training to prevent the erosion of Islamic extremism and separatism. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China called the allegations of forced labor and human rights violations “unfounded rumors and slanders.”

The ACN report said that despite the landmark agreement signed between Beijing and the Vatican in 2018 on the appointment of bishops on the mainland, Catholic clerics in the Communist Party of China “continue to be harassed and arrested.”

Reuters reported last year that the Communist state arrested two nuns working for the Vatican mission in Hong Kong when they returned to mainland China to visit their families. Simultaneously, the Communist Party of China has strengthened the monitoring of various religions’ whereabouts through facial recognition technology.

In 2017 in Myanmar, “The Rohingya Muslim Humanitarian Crisis is the worst human rights abuse on record in recent times.” Last year, the International Court ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect the Rohingya from genocide. However, the Myanmar government denied the allegations of genocide. The military coup in Myanmar on February 1 “may make the situation worse for all religious minorities in Myanmar,” and about 8% of Myanmar’s population is Christian.

Africa will become the “next battlefield to fight against Islamic radicals.” Radical organizations are causing severe damage in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, northern Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Mozambique.

According to the research results released by the Pew Research Center on November 12, 2020, religious persecution is increasing worldwide, the most serious of which is the restrictions imposed by governments. Of the 198 governments surveyed, the Communist Party of China ranked first, followed by Iran, Malaysia, Tajikistan, and 21 other Asian countries.

Research shows that “some Asia-Pacific countries had reached highly high indexes, which has never got it before implementing government restrictions. 

Among the 198 countries and territories surveyed, Communist China continues to have the highest score on the government restrictions index. Communist countries have ranked at the top of the list of most restricted countries every year since the relevant study began and reached a new high in 2018 (9.3 out of 10)

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