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Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

Friday 17 November 2017

Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Luong Thai Linh, Pool via Reuters) 

Officials in China's eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country's leader, Xi Jinping. reported that, on 12 November, pictures were uploaded to the popular social messaging service WeChat account of Huangjinbu town government, showing officials removing images of the cross and other religious subjects in Yugan County.