New crackdown part of government campaign to 'eradicate pornography and illegal publications'.
Authorities say they are trying to stop foreigners from spreading 'religious extremism' or from using religion 'to undermine China's national or ethnic unity'.
In recent years, there have been an increasing number of churches and large crosses that have been demolished by the state.
Analysts caution overdependence on food imports could hurt Beijing’s strategic interest.
Teachers would have to attend ideological training sessions and their behavior would be monitored with a social credit rating system.
One expert reads exercises as a sign of deteriorating relations between Beijing, Naypyidaw governments.