Honest to God, I would have sworn that this was a headline straight from the Onion, that venerable bastion of parodic news, but no! It’s true! The Chinese government’s office of State Administration for Religious Affairs has passed a law, which says that effective next month (September), all reincarnations must conform to the government-required procedures. China heralded the new law as “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”
Don’t believe it? (I sure didn’t!) You can read the MSN report here.