Religious Property Protection by the Provisions of the Civil Code of China

Yin-zhu ZHANG, Xiao-long CHEN, Peng NAI


The compilation of a civil code is undoubtedly a way to realize law-based control over religious work in China to transform religious administration into control over religious affairs by law and make the public on alert against religious extremism and no longer sensitive about religious affairs. There is a lack of legal regulation on existing religious properties and the rights to these properties are unclear in China. Traditional administration fails to solve many problems about the rights to religious properties and even aggravates conflicts. After the adoption of the General Provisions of the Civil Law, we should co-ordinate the basic civil rights, private law, legal persons and property rights in the formulation of the civil code, so as to perfect the rule of law protection of religious property.


Religious, Properties, Civil, Code, Real Right, Adjacent, Relation


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