Authorities in Anhui Province use force against people who try to prevent demolitions of their worship venues.
Ancestral Religions in China
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.
Local officials are pressured to crack down on religions under threats to be expelled from the CCP and fired from their public office if they disobey.
Under the CCP rule, any form of religion is banned: even worship of ancestors or ancient sages is banned.
As a result of crackdowns launched in April in the provinces of Zhejiang, Henan, and Hebei, some temples were demolished while others repurposed for government use.
Ahead of central government inspections and a significant international event, the province launched numerous campaigns against religion in 2019.