Since last year, Taoism, long considered as China’s traditional religion, suffered the most severe crackdown since the Cultural Revolution.
Ancient or new, Buddhist, Taoist, and folk religion temples continue to be suppressed; even those with proper government certification and approval are demolished.
Buddhist and Taoist temples fall victim to increasing religious suppression in the name of “sinicization.” If not destroyed, they are turned into propaganda venues.
Though native to China, Taoism has also become a target of the anti-religion campaign: places of worship closed and converted, traditional temple fairs prohibited.
The CCP is sealing off Buddhist and Taoist temples nationwide. Even the ashes of the deceased are unable to find peace.
Under the CCP’s religious crackdown, Buddhist and Taoist temples are being demolished or forced to undergo a “metamorphosis.”
Motivated by a visiting central government dignitary, local authorities in Henan are taking “religious work” to the new level. Anything to please the Party.
Henan Province authorities are continuing to crack down on Buddhism and Taoism, destroying historical relics along the way.
Ancient Buddhist and Taoist temples in the province’s Xiuyan county have been closed down and harassed, even though they operated with the authorities’ permission.