(愛國主義). The CCP uses slogans and rhetoric of civic patriotism to impose obedience on religions through “sinicization,” demanding that the love of country must always come before religion. The love of religion is tolerated just as a provisional and transient condition until all religions are finally eliminated. Through patriotism, “secular liturgies” are introduced in religious communities to ensure their observance of the “Core Socialist Values.”
Anti-Einstein Relativity Research Association Banned As a “Cult”
The Beijing-based group, whose theories were once supported by Mao, was liquidated on June 30, after New Ager Guo Ping was appointed its Vice President.
Chinese Communist Party: “100 Years of Promoting Atheism”
A forum in Nanjing insisted that atheism is “a mandatory feature of a Socialist country,” and “sinicization” is just a tool to promote it.
Christian Churches Ordered to Preach Xi Jinping’s July 1 Speech
Pastors are expected to hail the CCP and the President, and conclude with “Long live the great, glorious and correct Chinese Communist Party!”
Religious Books Publicly Burned, DVDs Bulldozed in Yunnan
A pilot show was organized in Kunming. Other public ceremonies will follow.