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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News)-- Chinese provincial officials in Zhejiang have proposed a ban on the placement of all new crosses atop all Christian buildings.
According to International Christian Concern, the proposed 36-page draft on religious structures released in May stipulates that every cross must be fully affixed to the building's front and that the cross is not taller than one-tenth the height of the building.
If the draft is approved, it would also give Zhejiang authorities legal grounds to remove any existing rooftop crosses.
Chris Warner, ICC Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, expressed concerns about the draft's impact on Chinese Christians.
"The imposition of these new laws would represent a tightening noose around religious freedoms in China. It appears that Chinese officials, concerned about the growth and influence of the Christian church in China, are anxious to exert their control."