Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion

Source: CNN

A Chinese Catholic deacon holds a bible at the Palm Sunday Mass during Easter Holy Week at an "underground" church  on April 9, 2017 near Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.

(CNN)The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion.

China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available to buy online.
That loophole now appears to be firmly closed. Searches for “Holy Bible” did not return results on JD.com, and results on Amazon.cn did not include the main text, but did include study guides and the Koran.

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