Sept. 2, 2016 -- A Communist Party of China (CPC) official on Thursday said work in religious affairs should be improved.
Sun Chunlan, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the CPC Central Committee United Front Work Department, made the remarks at a seminar for provincial-level officials in charge of religious affairs.
Sun asked leading officials to learn from remarks made by President Xi Jinping at a meeting on religious work in April.
Officials should be more politically sensitive, and recognize and address religious issues on the basis of protecting the interests of the Party and state, Sun said.
Sun also called for the consolidation of local-level religious work and fostering religious representatives.