Thinking of going to the Olympics in Beijing?
According to this page on the official Beijing 2008 web site:
Note: Each travel is recommended to take no more than one Bible into China.
This is because:
Any printed material, film, tapes that are ‘detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture and ethics’ are also forbidden to bring into China.
So now you know. But just in case you have any suspicions, you’ll be relieved to know that:
China is a country with religious freedom and respects every religion.
In an interesting twist of irony, the 70 Bibles we recently purchased
for a local secondary school on behalf of four local churches were
printed in China, as you can see on the sides of the boxes in this picture.