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China - Constitution

Adopted on: 4 Dec 1982 (Document Status: 12 April 1988)

Article 34 [Electoral Rights and Equality] 

All citizens of the People's Republic of China who have reached the age of 18 have the right to vote and stand for election, regardless of nationality, race, sex, occupation, family background, religious belief, education, property status, or length of residence, except persons deprived of political rights according to law.
Article 36 [Religion] 
(1) Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. 
(2) No state organ, public organization, or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion. 
(3) The state protects normal religious activities. No one may make use of religion to engage in activities that disrupt public order, impair the health of citizens or interfere with the educational system of the state. 
(4) Religious bodies and religious affairs are not subject to any foreign domination.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of China is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 

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