After a month of guarding the temple, residents of a village in Jiangxi’s Nanfeng county see it turned into ruins, as officials wage war against folk religions.
Ancestral Religions in China
Wanshan Forest Park in Henan Province used to house 13 temples. After numerous government inspections, all of them have been sealed off, believers driven away.
Eager to prove to higher-ups their gusto in suppressing religions, Xingyang city authorities shattered numerous Christian and folk religion places of worship.
Active for generations, places of worship for indigenous religions are being demolished throughout the country, authorities claiming that they are illegal.
As the CCP continues its crackdown on religious belief, even objects designated as protected historical and cultural sites do not escape destruction.
Authorities in Hainan Province destroyed a 500-year-old ancestral hill cemetery and then, when villagers standing up for their rights were met with government suppression and seizures by force, officials repackaged the story, saying the “villagers endorsed the relocation of the tombs.”
A total of 300 personnel were dispatched to demolish the shrine in Henan on the eve of China’s grandest festival.