Beijing [China]June 18 (ANI): China is devoting vast resources to hijack international Buddhism and marginalize Tibetan and other Buddhists loyal to the Dalai Lama, and they look at the government-controlled Chinese Buddhist Association to see if it is What, a tool of the CCP, according to Bitter Winter, justifies the suppression of religious freedom.
Bitter Winter is an online magazine about religious freedom and human rights in China.
China has generously funded archaeological and restoration work on Buddhist sites in Pakistan.
According to Bitter Winter, China wants us to believe that Guru Rinpoche was born in Pakistan, which played a central role in the early history of Buddhism. They persisted not because of philanthropy or their political alliance with Pakistan.
Indian scholar Chandan Kumar explained in an article on June 11 that trying to break into international Buddhist organizations is part of China’s soft diplomacy.
The purpose of the country is to confirm the false claim that Chinese Buddhists enjoy freedom of religious belief, downplay India’s status as the birthplace of Buddhism, and promote China as the main international center of the religion, and promote its puppet Tibetan Buddhist leaders, hoping that they will follow the ” According to Bitter Winter, this could really be a serious challenge to the Dalai Lama.
As Chandan Kumar writes, China “has exerted considerable influence over the International Council of Vesak Day (ICDV), the World Fellowship of Buddhists, and other organizations in South Korea and Taiwan. This influence is documented in the Common Text Project (CTP) It is obvious that in 2021, China will launch the Nanhai Buddhist Foundation to influence Buddhist countries in the South China Sea. The first South China Sea Roundtable will be held in Shenzhen in 2021, and the second will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The purpose of the roundtable is to cooperate with Buddhist temples and monasteries in the South China Sea .” (Arnie)
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