Religious observance in China is on the rise. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is officially atheist, but it has been growing more tolerant of religious activity for the past twenty years.
Buddhism, Islamism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism have all developed quite a lot in this country.
China has the most Buddhist adherents in the world, followed by Japan. However, since Buddhists did not have congregational memberships and often did not participate in public ceremonies, it was difficult to estimate accurately the number of them.
Taoism is based on the writings of Laozi, who wrote that the path to true happiness lies in living in harmony with the natural world.
Confucianism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Confucius, who believed that society functions best if people respect the laws and behave according to their positions in society.