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China Cracks Down on Inner Mongolia Temple

August 20, 2004

Mark Magnier

"Authorities arrest a Buddhist leader after allowing his U.S.-based followers to arrange a $3-million renovation of the 800-year-old shrine..."

"... 'The central problem is that the state has the power to define and vet religion, and it uses this,' said Nicholas Becquelin, Hong Kong-based research director with Human Rights in China. 'They're also extremely sensitive to any activities involving foreigners, particularly Americans.'..."

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