The director of a Taoist temple in Hubei Province was ordered to erect the Chinese national flag in front of his temple. He got sick, collapsed on the base of the flagpole, and died.
Sinicization of religions
A new law promises to “sinicize” Chinese Muslims outside Xinjiang in five years. The text is secret, but is already being enforced.
Authorities are conducting training, with an emphasis on anti-infiltration, demanding that church leaders “free themselves of the fetters of Western theology.”
Any building that doesn’t look authentically Chinese is quickly becoming so, thanks to the ongoing “sinicization” campaign.
Thanks to the policy to make religions “more Chinese,” Islamic symbols have been removed from buildings in Gansu Province and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Government-controlled churches offer books on the “red revolution,” biographies of leaders, and other secular works to advance the “sinicization” of religion.
Not only Muslims in Xinjiang face persecution. China cracks down on Muslims near Beijing, targets mosque for women, as faithful hide their precious books.
A photographic journey through a region whose identity is threatened by “sinicization.”
President Xi Jinping’s dream of a “big family of the Chinese nation” came closer this Spring Festival, with a concerted drive to assimilate Uyghur Muslims as never before.
Christians in China are facing a spiritual battle as the CCP seeks to make communist ideology the one, true and pure faith for every Chinese citizen.