As Chinese officials go on a demolition campaign, many Buddhists driven out of temples have been left destitute and impoverished.
Chinese government officials like to come up with a vast swath of reasons, pretty much all untrue, as reasons to destroy religious sites.
In the provinces of Sichuan and Zhejiang, authorities have demolished two large Buddhist statues under ridiculous pretenses.
In Henan province, authorities find yet another way to undermine religion: play on citizens’ greed to make them allies in repression.
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 […]
In the new China, Buddhist and Daoist artifacts are destroyed, and temples are turned into nondescript buildings for worshiping the state.
Under the pretext of urban renewal, authorities in Wenzhou city, in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, cause destruction.
Combination Buddhist shrine and tourist attraction, the statues are unacceptable to Chinese authorities, so they must be disappeared.
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.