The suppression directly affects the foundation of one of the “three teachings” of traditional Chinese spirituality and religion, along with Confucianism and Buddhism.
Eight years after local authorities attended the ceremonial unveiling, the same authorities now say the statue of the Daoist holy man is unapproved and must go.
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.
China’s believers are trying to conceal religious statues and icons in order to save them from destruction.
Chinese Communist Party refuses to process applications for Buddhist and Daoist temples, then goes on a rampage to bring them all down.
In the most severe crackdown on Buddhism and Taoism since the Cultural Revolution, ancient temples and statues are being demolished across the country.
China’s efforts to sinicize – or “make Chinese” – all official religions in the country have gained momentum in recent months. Evidence of this acceleration is, literally, blowing in the wind.
Numerous Buddhist and Taoist temples throughout China have been sealed off or demolished, leaving the elderly monks and believers who lived there with nowhere to go.
Authorities ordered the demolition of the Yaochi Palace Temple because it supposedly “violated building laws,” the pretext often used by officials to crack down on religious meeting venues in China.