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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Kai wrote:
Huifeng wrote:
Buddhism is having a massive resurgence in China (+ Taiwan, HK, Macau).


From the reports I heard, its Christianity that is soaring in China and Taiwan. Maybe both are increasing at the same time or one of the party is making false report.


According to the CIA fact book, Taiwan Christian population = 4.5%; and for the PRoC = 3-4%.
These figures are barely "soaring".
Buddhism on the other hand, Taiwan Buddhist / Daoist = 93%; PRoC has no figure, but it is obviously far, far more than Christianity. I've heard reliable figures of around 20-40%.

For example, in Taiwan or the PRoC, Christmas is not a holiday, and barely an event at all.
For Taiwan and HK, Vesak Day is a holiday.

Perhaps it is reading Western media, which often has a vested interested in indicating that Christianity is popular (anywhere)?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Huifeng wrote:
Perhaps it is reading Western media, which often has a vested interested in indicating that Christianity is popular (anywhere)?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11020947

Maybe bbc has become a mouthpiece of Christianity somehow I don't know but I usually trust their sources.

Here's another few sites that claim 100-200 millions of Christians in China but these two are not really reliable:

http://www.ucanews.com/2011/05/27/chris ... wing-fast/

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/IH07Ad03.html

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Ten thousand Chinese become Christians each day, according to a stunning report by the National Catholic Reporter's veteran correspondent John Allen, and 200 million Chinese may comprise the world's largest concentration of Christians by mid-century, and the largest missionary force in history.


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