It stands for Chinese Communist Party, which from 1949 controls all social and political life in China. Members of CCP should in principle be self-proclaimed atheists. The ultimate goal of CCP is suppression of religion. However, how this goal is achieved has varied during time, and after Chairman Mao’s death the CCP has acknowledged that, notwithstanding its efforts, religions may survive in China for a long time.
CCP Curbs Religious Activities Related to Hong Kong
Chinese authorities restrict mainlanders’ communication with the special administrative region while expanding influence on Hong Kong’s believers.
CCP Officials Abusing Tibetans Banned from Entering the US
The US State Department issues visa restrictions, stating Washington remains committed to preservation of autonomy, religious identity, and human rights in Tibet.
The CCP Takes over Direct Management of Religious Venues
After new provisions were enforced at the start of last year, the government appoints its representatives to administrative committees in places of worship.
New Religious Movements in China: They Were Always There
A new book on the sacred scriptures of “redemptive societies” helps exposing myths and misunderstandings about Chinese religion.