Combination Buddhist shrine and tourist attraction, the statues are unacceptable to Chinese authorities, so they must be disappeared.
Buddhism in China
The march to establish religion “with Chinese characteristics” continues, with Buddhist temples now feeling the pressure, compromising their beliefs.
China’s believers are trying to conceal religious statues and icons in order to save them from destruction.
The city of Xinmi in Henan Province has been shutting down temples in full force, and resentment is stirring among civilians.
Chinese Communist Party refuses to process applications for Buddhist and Daoist temples, then goes on a rampage to bring them all down.
A new book helps understanding why the atheist Chinese Communist Party claims it has the right to decide which Buddhist lamas are authorized to reincarnate.
Monks who lived at old Buddhist Gaoshan Temple in Jiujiang city were forced to move as Chinese government demolishes the holy place.
Since the rise of Xi Jinping, the Chinese government longs to return to the past of the Cultural Revolution, replacing religion with personality politics.
The Chinese government continues to crack down on Tibetan Buddhism – and not just inside Tibet but the areas surrounding it.
The Religious Affairs Bureau took ownership of the 34-meter-tall statue of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy in June and ordered its demolition a few months later.