Perfectly functional, or barely functional, the Chinese government will go after any religious meeting site.
“Promoting religious belief or using religious words is not allowed in public places,” is the party line in China’s central province of Henan.
In Henan province, authorities find yet another way to undermine religion: play on citizens’ greed to make them allies in repression.
Eight years after local authorities attended the ceremonial unveiling, the same authorities now say the statue of the Daoist holy man is unapproved and must go.
By halting approvals for houses of worship, which are required by the Chinese government, more Buddhist and Taoist temples are being shuttered. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking a new route in continuing its campaign against religion: Requiring that permits be held in order to worship – and then refusing to grant them. According […]
“If you believe in God, you can’t receive a subsistence allowance; if you receive a subsistence allowance, you can’t believe in God,” goes the CCP mantra.