China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

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China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

A worshipper offers prayer in front of a Buddha statue for her first visit of the year in Huayan Temple in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. In a directive Saturday, China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

A worshipper offers prayer in front of a Buddha statue for her first visit of the year in Huayan Temple in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. In a directive Saturday, China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.