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.
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.