The Board of Supervisors for CCC&TSPM held a working meeting in Shanghai.
Rev. Gao Feng, president of the Board of Supervisors for CCC&TSPM, reviewed on September 26 the main work of the board over the past five years, such as holding seven board meetings and formulating the Meeting Rules of the Board of Supervisors for CCC&TSPM and the implementation measures (trial) for the meeting rules.
Through surveys and research, they gained an understanding of how churches across the country conducted their activities in accordance with the law and regulations and supported the work of CCC&TSPM. According to the survey questionnaires received, currently, CC&TSPMs in 11 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) have established the boards of supervisors.
Subsequently, Rev. Xu Xiaohong, chairman of the National Committee of TSPM, stated that the establishment of the boards was an important self-regulation and self-management measure for the CC&TSPMs across China to achieve the fundamental purpose of group self-supervision through institutional design. Xu hoped that in the future, CCC&TSPM would strengthen the participation of its board of supervisors, which could support and promote the work of CCC&TSPM in terms of research and the supervision of the work of its standing committee and provide feasible suggestions to form an annual report.
In his speech, Rev. Wu Wei, president of the China Christian Council (CCC), expressed the hope that supervisors of CCC&TSPM and local CC&TSPMs would study laws, regulations, and rules. He proposed that they take the construction of institutional systems as their starting point, adhere to strict religious governance, practice thrift, and oppose extravagance.
- Translated by Abigail Wu