The Indian Express-December 6, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been calling for “sinicization” of religions, re-orienting them to function under the guidance of the CPC which ideologically remains atheist.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for further measures to tighten the state’s control over religious affairs in the country, including the “sinicization” of faiths which broadly means bringing them in line with the policies of the ruling Communist Party.
An official white paper released in 2019 said China has about 200 million believers – majority were Buddhists in Tibet. Others included 20 million Muslims, 38 million Protestant Christians and 6 million Catholic Christians; besides 140,000 places of worship.
Xi, 68, head of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the powerful military and the Presidency and widely expected to remain in power for life, has been calling for “sinicization” of religions, re-orienting them to function under the guidance of the CPC which ideologically remains atheist. Click here to read more.