The government orders to change the appearance of temples, prohibits religious words and traditional ceremonies. Some believers end up in police custody.
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.
Under the CCP’s religious crackdown, Buddhist and Taoist temples are being demolished or forced to undergo a “metamorphosis.”
The CCP is sealing off Buddhist and Taoist temples nationwide. Even the ashes of the deceased are unable to find peace.
Motivated by a visiting central government dignitary, local authorities in Henan are taking “religious work” to the new level. Anything to please the Party.