Created on July 1, 1921, the Chinese Communist Party at first strove to accept religious practices within its borders. This tolerance, however, would come to an end in 1966 with the Party’s infamous “Cultural Revolution”, which led to a policy to rid the country of any traces of religion. Relics and places of prayer were systematically destroyed, and religious figures even assassinated.
“Even in the time of Emperors, Buddhist monks were independent of power”.
“I found this video of Buddhist monks singing a hymn in honour of the Chinese Communist Party on-line. It was filmed June 19 in Huangshi, in the [south-eastern] Hubei province.
A few days ago, the Chinese Communist Party made representatives from all the religions sing together. According to the official newspapers, they were supposed to express their “religious pride for China, as well as their love for the Party and the country”.Personally, I feel that the state should not interfere with religion. Even in the time of Emperors, Buddhist monks were independent from power. However, the Chinese Communist Party is above religion”.