Religious Affairs

  • Islam in China

    Islam arrived in China during the Tang and Song dynasties (618 BC-AD 1279) through trade links.

  • Taoism

    Taoism (道教), native to China, has a history of more than 1,700 years. China now has over 1,500 Taoist temples and more than 25,000 Taoist priests and nuns.

  • Religion in China

    China is a country with a great diversity of religious beliefs. The main religions are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Citizens of China may freely choose and express their religious beliefs, and make clear their religious affiliations.

  • Buddhism

    Buddhism has a history of 2,000 years in China. Currently China has 13,000-some Buddhist temples and about 200,000 Buddhist monks and nuns.