You know what is kind of interesting. If the foreign minister of the United States, called a meeting with ASEAN, how many would show up?
That is the essential problem right now in the region for the United States. If everyone in ASEAN shows up for a meeting with Blinken, what exactly are they going to talk about? If they are going to talk about nothing, they why even call a meeting.
RCEP moving on!
I hate christianity. The colonial disease and tool of supression on our shores during the 19th century. Out with that disease.
This is complex issue.China needs to crack down on foreign religions especially abrahamic religions. I have witnessed how religious fanaticism takes over the minds of people that it becomes their entire identity.
They equate ancestor veneration as praying to the devil, and religion becomes more important than national affairs.
Religion/spirituality serves to give humans a footing in the world, because humans can't accept the theory that we're just meaningless pieces of dust created by random chance.This is complex issue.
IMO humans need spirituality. Unless something else comes up, religion will stay.
I bet that if a major global catastrophe happened tomorrow, you would see religion conquering the world, again.
China should set clear rules and regulations on how much influence religion is allowed to have.
Gradually, while in peace, religion will keep declining but it will never disappear
People are people. There will always be a charismatic person that will manipulate others for selfish gain. This does not necessarily apply only to religion but also to things such as nationalism.Religion/spirituality serves to give humans a footing in the world, because humans can't accept the theory that we're just meaningless pieces of dust created by random chance.
I'd argue that Chinese culture/confucianism, of ancestor veneration and obligation to one's family/clan/nation is a strong enough force to negate the need for religion.
Even if religion is embraced, it should be decentralised chinese folk religion instead of something that originated overseas. Imagine if one day one day millions of ______ turned against the country because some religious figure said so, as has happened before many times in history.