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    Why religion seems peaceful in China

    In Chinese history, it seems that religion did not result in conflicts, killings, and wars as seen in the rest of the world and the society seemed quite tolerant towards different kinds of religion. Well, I would argue that the situation was just a static result of a series of events, including atrocious killings. The primary reason for this peacefulness and tolerance is that the overwhelming majority of the Chinese population is irreligious. In other words, religions have been tamed in China. Even today, only one out of ten Chinese people is a religion believer. This means that however a religion in China might be intolerant or hates non-believers, as…

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    More than one way of how China will fail

    Economically. Socially. Politically. Culturally. China doomsayers never run out of the ways of predicting how China will fail miserably. For example, Gordon G. Chang (章家敦) had predicted that China would collapse in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017. But his predictions have never materialized. To him, however, China is still “on the brink of collapse” and just “one step away from revolution.” But, according to a Quora thread, Chang’s works belong in the “comic fantasy” or “science fiction” section of the shelf. In a sense, it is despite what others say about it or even do to it that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is just going its way. That’s…