Buddhist and folk religion temples continue to be destroyed across the eastern province of Anhui, as their guardians face government threats and police violence.
Ancestral Religions in China
After the coronavirus lockdown restrictions were lifted in April, authorities took to destroying temples on various pretexts.
The municipal government launched a unified crackdown campaign, resulting in demolitions and takeovers of religious venues across rural areas.
Even the venues where familial clans meet to honor their ancestors and celebrate important events have become targets of the CCP’s crackdown on religion.
Authorities in Anhui Province use force against people who try to prevent demolitions of their worship venues.
Chinese authorities crack down on all things religious, including venues of indigenous religions that have been an integral part of life in rural areas for years.
Communist ideology continues to invade places of worship across China, as folk religion temples are repurposed to propagate President Xi’s Thought.
On President Xi’s orders, local governments across China turn some places of worship into propaganda centers to pay tribute to China’s communist history.
China’s folk religion venues, an integral part of rural life for generations, suffer severe crackdowns, as the communist regime aims to eradicate all religions.