China: return of the cultural revolution Release International Tougher regulations on religious affairs come into force in February, giving the state greater control over churches and other places of worship. Release International The Great Wall of China | photo: iStock Those new rules will mean unregistered house churches will face increasingly tough measures to control their activities. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.