In May, the CCP launched another large-scale drive against Buddhist and Taoist venues in central China’s province where the coronavirus originated.
Buddhist, Taoist, and folk religion temples suffered severe attacks in the prefecture-level cities of Baoji and Yan’an last year: some were closed, others destroyed.
As the CCP sends armed police to rectify or demolish places of worship, congregations resist them bravely defending the right to practice their faith.
The number of closed or destroyed temples in this Sichuan city over a short time has triggered residents’ fear of the Cultural Revolution resurgence.
Taoism, one of the Three Teachings of Chinese spirituality and religion, faces increasing suppression, as temples are repurposed and believers indoctrinated.
Buddhism and Taoism in the southwestern province suffered heavy blows last year, as temples were shuttered or demolished, religious symbols and statues destroyed.
Bitter Winter continuously receives reports about the regime’s attacks on Buddhist and Taoist temples, which are destroyed, sealed-off, or repurposed.
“As evil as a mafia,” devastated Buddhists and Taoists say about China’s government after numerous temples in the province were suppressed at the end of 2019.
The government of this Shaanxi Province city has adopted drastic measures to implement orders from Beijing to eradicate Buddhist, Taoist, and folk religion temples.