WaPo 'On Faith': The Rise Of Religion In China

08/02/2010 05:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Some in the West may find the idea of debating religion in China strange. They will cite, for example, that proselytising in public places in China remains forbidden. But few are aware that Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam and Daoism are all officially recognized and almost one third of Chinese describing themselves as religious -- an astonishing figure for an officially atheist country where religion was banned until three decades ago.

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