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.
In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
According to documents issued by some municipalities in the province of Shanxi, the clergy are submitted to annual inspections, and their movements are restricted.
In Henan’s Dengfeng city, authorities are implementing a comprehensive demolition program targeting religious sites: parts of 26 temples and ten historical and cultural sites have been destroyed.
Source: Islamic Association of China Date: June 4, 2018 The website of the Islamic Association of China reported about the 5th Joint Meeting of the National Religious Groups, held in Beijing on May 31. The theme of the meeting was, “studying the Amendments to the Constitution, promoting the spirit of the Constitution, strengthening the awareness of the Constitution, […]