Rashad Hussain, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks on Thursday about the State Department’s new report on religious freedoms. Photo: AFP
Rashad Hussain, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks on Thursday about the State Department’s new report on religious freedoms. Photo: AFP

US report on global religious freedom criticises China’s vetting of clergy, other hardline policies

  • Beijing ‘continues to harass adherents of religions that it deems out of line with Chinese Communist Party doctrine’, says Antony Blinken
  • The government ‘uses sophisticated emerging technologies such as AI and facial recognition to surveil and maintain control of its open-air prison in Xinjiang’

Rashad Hussain, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks on Thursday about the State Department’s new report on religious freedoms. Photo: AFP
Rashad Hussain, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks on Thursday about the State Department’s new report on religious freedoms. Photo: AFP
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