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Ling Chinaball will be a countryball of Asia.

Ling is a heavenly republic, it is a new type of republic created by the first master. It also the Chinese entity that lived the most.

History: Edit

The start: Edit

Ling China was born in a complicated way however stands out of by its glorious history after the foundation. Ling's foundation originated from a general of the Chinese army who had fought in the war and was a very popular figure in his region, he was the well known master Chang.

The government of that time China was getting very weak after being defeated in two wars against Mengjiang and recently the Japanese invasion of China that ended up with the lost of most part of northern provinces and the occupation of most part of Hebei, which made nationalism grow in the country. This led the government to intensify capitalist policies in hope to get some merit internationally, this made a lot of people angry because they still wanted the government to keep socialist basis. By this the bussines with foreigner groups and companies increased since they promised to rebuild China, but at the end they were just parasites and the debt increased as well.

Chang who even being part of the army was not a sympathizer of the government ideology that was very liberal, was one of the first to stand in favor of a change of government, which caused his expulsion of the army, after being expelled he was condemned for betraying the country. In his defense he said that the only ones who betrayed were the government who abandomned socialism and sold the soul of China to the capitalists. Condemned by the authorities, the general who had popular support in a considerable part of the province, being well known as a man of the people who helped the poor and preached the end of inequality in China that increased after they abandomned communism, he managed to join an armed popular front that spread rapidly across China.

Japan began to face resistance in occupied Korea and Siberia that launched a campaign to try to retake territories occupied by Japan that won the war, but during this time, Japan let the campaign against China aside and focused in eliminating the rebellious.

Launching an Anti Capitalist reaction:Edit

Then the Great Chinese Civil War started as a major rebellion, the general united a coalition against the government. However he initially received opposition from liberals and democratic groups of different regions that refused to join him as was expected, he was a hardline anti capitalist and his anti capitalist feeling increased after the government new policies. This led to an internal conflict that had as major event the attack against Hong Kong, that had been controlled politically by the liberal parties to make opposition against the forces led by the general, Hong Kong fell since a lot of people inside it supported the general.

The general had most of popular support since he was a man of the people who dedicated his entire life to help them, most part of the peasants and worker class were supporters of him. There the general began to define its political ideologies, he defended socialism, traditionalism and nationalism, preaching against capitalism, monarchism and fascism. He developed a model named heavenly socialist republics that would be an asian model for the historical socialist reality of the continent. According to him both monarchy and other forms of republic had already failed in China, now is time to a new thing rise, he also refused the political dualism. His political ideology became known as heavenlism and heavenlism was a socialist worker and popular theory, since it foucsed on the peasant and worker as the center of the society and the builder of Chinese civilization, the one who represented Chinese morality. According to him China was no longer a "people's entity", he promised to bring real socialist glory to China.

He saw capitalism as a bad thing at all, according to him capitalism was not simply an economic model but an evil social enemy, defining the liberal system as an anti peasant movement to benefit the parasitic classes, he saw no option but eradicates capitalism from China and develop an own Chinese mixed economic branch inside the Heavenly Movement.

Regarding to communism, it is debatable at which point Chang pushed for communism, since he was allied with many communists and incorporated marxist leninist and maoist revolutionary elements in his theory. However he never made clear that his objective would be a communist society in the future, rather let people free to decided about it as part of the idea of popular unity. He united forces with many communist groups that he initially criticized, the communists then saw in heavenly socialism an opportunity to rebuild its movement and propel a communist future, they became the People’s Swordball the communist faction of the Heavenly Movement and they took care of most workers organization issues. He recieved support from Russian Greater SSRball also.

About other ethnic minority groups, Chang received support from Tibetans and Uyghurs in which he promised to give them authonomy and support.

After uniting the opposition the general created the Jituan Bloc that was the entire opposition united in a political and military organization. He then led major campaigns against the corrupt government and after two years he was victorious.

The first reforms:Edit

Following the victory of the Jituan Bloc, Chang became the supreme chief of the Heavenly Movement and leader of China, then the process was: Creation of a heavenly republic inspired by the values of chinese socialist culture. A new modernization and industrialization must take place seeing that due to war and Japanese invasion China became backward in this subject. Creation of an unique Chinese democratic model for the choice of presidents and ministers. Agrarian and rural reform, new worker laws and new economical reform. Autonomy, religious, cultural and structural incentive for the tibetans and uyghurs, who can have their autonomous rule as long as they swear allegiance to the chinese sages.

After it Ling began to apply hard heavenly socialism and the Heavenly Revolution started, this revolution was the way the council of the sages decided to consolidate heavenlism. This process included a new order in rural areas following modernization process and the full mechanization of some sectors, the reforms in the communes, creation of new artificial and test cities, beginning of the traditionalist rebirth in the whole country focused on revive Chinese patriotic and socialist feeling also implementing Confucian led policies, plus improvements in the military and following a massive nationalist agenda.

War against Mengjiang: Edit

After defeating the former government. The former general and now supreme leader of China had fully support from the Chinese and also non Chinese people. Some issues were not completed yet like the Uyghur province that was still in paper since they still couldn’t took it.

China was being rebuilt from the civil war, the economy began to barely work again, the cities structure were being rebuilt, but then in this situation a thing that made the sages really happy happened. Mengjiang and Japan went to war, and the war ended in stalemate but this event made both potential Ling enemies really weak.

The Heavenly Movement had denounced Mengjiang many times as a feudal tumor enemy of the new Asian people's movement wave, there had been innumerous clashes in the border between the two armies and the irredentist feeling inside China only grew. With the Mengjiang army weak after a defensive war against Japan, the Chinese army wen on to attack Mengjiang.

Most Mongols actually didn’t see Ling with bad eyes, since Chang himself was supportive of Mongol culture and promised lots of things for Mongol leaders, Ling received the support from many Mongol groups.

Then a man named Khadagh emerged as a popular leadership in Mongolia against the Mengjiang rule, he was a socialist and a patriot who was against the opening of Mongolia by the Mengjiang government. Khadagh and his army were however defeated when they tried to rebel in Inner Mongolia and fled to China were Chang recieved him. Chang then proposed the creation of a Greater Mongolia with support for Mongol nationalism and Pan Mongolism, according to him, Mongol and Chinese people are part of the same family and the population issue would be controlled as was of Khadagh interest. Khadagh then joined the Heavenly Movement and led a new army against Mengjiang.

Greater Mongolia province was created under the leadership of Khadagh after annexing Tuva and parts of Buryatia from Japan occupation, Chang promised he would build a golden giant statue of Genghis Khan for Mongolia since the old one was destroyed during the war. After this heavenlism was introduced in Mongolia and became a major part of mongol nationalism.

Regarding Mongolia, the rule of Khadagh was considered as totalitarian and with a hard personality cult around his figure, he imposed hard social reforms and killed most land owners and former collaborationists of Mengjiang, plus expelling foreigners (including some Chinese) businessmen from his lands and starting taking under the control of the state most private companies. He also had clashes with the buddhist clerics that had connections with the former Mengjiang rule.

The revenge against Japan: Edit

During war against Mengjiang, most of Chinese territory wasn’t affected by the war. After solving the problem with Mengjiang, the last problem that still remained was Japan. China was still rebuilding itself from the civil war.

Japan had just finished the campaign of purging rebels in Korea, most part of Korea was destroyed during this rebellion. Japanese forces in mainland Asia were weak after lots of wars and rebellions, a huge inese rebellion against Japan in the north had happened some years ago that failed and ended up in many Chinese dying, but made Japanese forces weak.

Still with a big army, Ling decided to put everything it had in a war against Japan. The council of the sages declared war against Japan for invading Chinese and other people lands, swearing that Ling would remove Japan from mainland Asia.

Chang also helped Korea that was under Japanese occupation in their fight against Japan. Koreans were inspired by him, they became heavenlists and founded a popular army. Later the United Koreaball ermeged ane became one of Ling best allies. Ling also backed militant groups against Japan in Philippines and Vietnam.

The process of rebuilding China from civil war was completed five years after it, also Mongolia and the reconstruction of Manchuria and Hebei that was occupied by Japan too.

Golden phase: Edit

Ling would increase its dominance when defeated the rebellious Turks in East Turkestan later called Nanjiang. There a group of islamist rebels organized themselves after the defeat of Mengjiang and Japan, making opposition to their Kazakh and Kyrgyz neighbors. Chang solved the Uyghur issue after crusching the rebels giving them a real province with authonomy under the leadership of Bahtiyar, an Uyghur revolutionary socialist and nationalist who helped Chang during his political journey.

Chang was a pioneer in spreading Pan-Asianism, they didn’t defend the creation of a single country for all Asian people but rather a political organization that represents Asian people. So his great creation was FEAUball, a political organization for countries of the far east Asia. Ling had its own model of people's socialist democracy and throughout FEAU, this model was spread in all of member countries.

Ling also stated that all overseas Chinese living in FEAU member countries would have automatic citizenship of Ling China, so overseas Chinese can benefit from Ling government programs and contribute to the economy of both their country of residence and Ling, receiving many benefits.

He also founded Ling Tringapore that is his son in Southeast Asia, the objective of Singapore was to prevent a war between Malay Federationball and Second Indonesian Republicball.

Ling however faced the hard reality that its model of heavenly republic couldn’t be applied for the entire Asia or be an unified Asian model and discovered that in fact heavenly republics could only work in the sinosphere, with Mongolia being a non confucian exception, but that was because of Mongol folk tradition that was compatible with heavenlism. But in other Southeast Asian countries the heavenly model couldn’t replace the monarchies, instead it was part in the development of agkyawism and other patriotic socialist, left wing and anti capitalist movements.

During the late of his rule Chang declared that he would be supporting socialism around all of the world independent of branch and defending freedom and independence for all oppressed people. This decision increased the power of the communist groups in his government and made the social democrats weak and with a bad image.

All this empashis on socialism led to what many described as the first "Neo Maoist" era of Ling. Initially many sages had criticism of Mao and his historical legacy and didn't want to identify with him, but when the communists became close to Chang, the People’s Swordball that mixed maoism with new concepts and proposed cooperation with the traditional confucian thoughts in order to strenght socialism with Chinese characteristics, defended that the image of Mao was important and necessary for the Chinese history, classifying his bad actions as no different from the ones of other leaders. Chang once said that most criticism against Mao was "Western propaganda against the Chinese motherland", the People's Sword kept defending the historical legacy of Mao inside Ling policies.

Chang government that phase was characterized for anti americanism and support for world socialist movements, increasing the Neo Maoist enphasis. His support to communists in Oceania, Africa, Latin America and India plus support to revolutionary socialist movements in Europe and Middle East together with his close alliance and friendship with Russian Greater SSRball has made his government been classified as supporter of international terrorism by the West, that on the other hand supported groups that the Chinese classified as terrorists like the TIW, UIF and the Korean PDA.

Chang also commanded interventions to save countries from Greater Indiaball that he considered a threat and a major enemy of an unified Asia in cooperation. China helped Great NepalRawr, Greater Sinhalaball and Bengali Isamajahball that were affiliated with FEAUball, then making agreements with India to prevent further clashes.

Ling tried many times throughout history to improve its relations with Japan which were historically very complicated, Sino-Japanese relations were really damaged since the wars. However many Ling sages tried to approach with Japanese Unionball, Ling always called for the rebirth of Japanese society and called for a heavenlist reform in Japan that according to Ling was plunged into a cradle of immoralities. In Japan the opinions about Ling were very divided, while some groups supported Ling for wanting a heavenlist Japan and saw Ling as a natural ally, many others saw Ling as a Chinese despot who wanted to have political control under Japan. During an uprising that took place in one of the Japanese prefectures with possible connections to Ling backed Japanese heavenly movement, relations were much more damaged. Ling has often invited Japan to join the FEAU as an attempt to pull Japan into heavenlism sphere, but Japan has always been very divided, and this conflict between heavenlists and liberals in Japan would have been much clearer in the course of history.

After Chang death:Edit

After Chang died a large masuoleum was built to him in the capital, his cult of personality continud being perpetuated through statues and government propaganda.

However the post Chang years had many variants, it was characterized by the decrease of power by the communists of the People’s Swordball and an emergence of a potential revisionist group called the jiangists that didn't classify themselves as revisionists but rather reformists of a system that would supposedly be violating itself.

Jiang claimed China did few to no one development after Chang times and that it needed to continue the glory of the Heavenly Revolution in a new era with some reforms. That however made the most conservative sects of the Heavenly Movement angry, because it included an open soft transition to a liberal democratic inspired model keeping someway the confucian philosphy plus the socialist welfare state part. Also jiangists mostly despised Mao and other communists which made their relations with the communists inside the Heavenly Movement even worse.

During these times many policies in Ling varied and new ones were approved or stayed for a short time, there was no definitive order in which side the council of the sages should officially support, and this led to one considerable decrease on the level of the authoritarianism of the sages.

Ling fought a very violent 3 year war when on the Korean peninsula, his allies of the United Korea were under attack by the Cheongug Dynastyball rebels, that were the first feudal movement to rise in the region. Everyone inside the Heavenly Movement even with the differences agreed that the Cheongug rebels were enemies and terrorists. In this war, Ling temporary aligned himself politically with Japanese Unionball that still had a government that opposed heavenlism

Fall: Edit

The fall of Ling began when Russian Greater SSRball lost its Far East parts after many wars, Russia was a great ally of Ling because it prevented that rebellions and wars happened in the borders of the Turkic and Mongols provinces of Ling, nevertheless after their fall, all the people who hated Ling could once again attack the empire, and this happened for 200 years.

700 hundred years after its founding Ling China lost its dominion over the provinces of East Turkestan and parts of Greater Mongolia and Tibet, it would create a huge domestic crisis and a high migration to the space colonies that would result in fall of Ling.

As a reaction to the fall of it, a man named Wong founded the anti revisionist movements inside heavenlism, this movement was a hardcore socialist and patriotic one that claimed to defend the pure revolutionary legacy of Chang, it increased the participation of the communists and other revolutionary groups. It was the birth of the Sun Chinaball, that was oficially the remnants of Ling China and a continuation of it through a new view of the thought.

Ideology: Edit

  • Heavenlism
  • Heavenly Socialism
  • Chinese Nationalism
  • Suoyou

Factions:

  • Left Wing Nationalism
  • Marxism Leninism
  • National Communism
  • Neo Maoism
  • Anti West
  • Anti Revisionism
  • Market Socialism
  • Democratic Socialism
  • Direct Democracy

Relations: Edit

Friends:Edit

United Koreaball: One of my best bros, together we made heavenlism strong! Fuck capitalism!

Ling Tringapore: My son, we both ruled by the same great dynasty, make me proud son!

Malay Federationball: I made him strong, he is an important and close ally, many members of the dynasty are working there politically and economically.

New Vietnamball: My great viet friend, proud of you!

Great Republic of the Philippinesball: One of my closest allies, I helped him purging those liberal pests geting rid of invaders and imperialist pigdogs now you are free together with the rest of Asia!

Thai Siamball: He soon became one good ally, but he also has lots of problems with his neighbor, I did try to fix it but I don't know if I really succed.

Kouanchao Laoball: This guy is a good friend, unfortunately faced civil war thanks to dirty burger fingers trying to avoid my political project, later I helped him growing and the results were positives.

New Khmerball: Also a good friend but stop seeking for confusion with Thailand, remember we must live in peace.

Second Indonesian Republicball: I helped him stabilizing, is one of my best friends and richest countries in the southeast, he knows I will always help him.

Great NepalRawr: I saved him from indian invasion and we became great friends, he likes my ideology.

Khaing Burmaball: I do understand he has tons of problems but I helped him a lot, I'm really happy that the revolution I supported there seems to have succed in bring peace to his lands.

Greater Sinhalaball: I saved him from India claws, he became a good ally since then.

Bengali Isamajahball: I saved him from India just like I saved the others and solved his problems with Burma, now I want him to live in peace and prosper.

New Islamic Iranball: He is a good friend, we both hate communists and capitalist dogs, we also share similar political system. Even if he is shia and most muslims in my lands are sunni I will defend him if some rat try to do something against him.

United Arab Republicball: I like this guy, he deserves everything he have for kicking zionist imperialist rats, we have close relations. Some of his policies were inspiration for me, like his form of socialism.

Russian SSR-icon Russian Greater SSRball: Best friends and allies we cooperate in different areas and defend each other from the psycho capitalists.

Neutral/Frenemies: Edit

Greater Pakistanball: He is a friend in most part, but he hates my Bengali friend and has a damn problem with India, I understand you are more flexiable in trying to solve it but pls stop hating the Bengali guy.

Greater Indiaball: He learned the lesson and stopped invading my bros but he got mad and then didn't want to make peace with Pakistan, come one we can be good friends...

Majhradanni Afghanistanball: Ok I understand you are against imperiaoism just like me hating they really a lot, I do hate too, but please stop believing I will do some bad thing against you, I'm not an imperialist dog, I good I defend people from imperialists. I know that you use to don't trust anyone but trust me, please.

NAUball: You are an imperialist capitalist pigdog and I will never be one of your puppets, also don't you dare to influence Asia. But we can have economic relations and be ok politically.

Second British Empireball: Hong Kong isn't yours and will never be stop crying you piece of imperialist scum, your old degenerate asslicker fans are not alive anymore you have no influence over me. But we can have trade relations.

Japanese Unionball: Ok here we come, this guy is my enemy basically all the time, but we do try to have a good relation, I wanted heavenlist revolution to happen in his lands but his government is capitalist garbage who is proud for doing genocide and attacking us in past, fuck off. There are some good guys there but unfortunately they couldn't get the power, damn it!

Enemies:Edit

Cheongug Dynastyball: Stupid rebel of shit I want you to die in the fire of the diyu you trash!! Me and my Korean friends will destroy you rebel shit!!

Timorball: What are you? Something? Lol.

Provinces and Protectorates: Edit

Provinces:Edit

  • Hebeiball - Capital is Beijing and is one of the most important provinces because holds the settle of the government.
  • Hong Kongball - Is a city state and important electoral college, companies of global importance are there, is also home of many important politicians and has one of the greatest people’s palaces of China, built during the revolution.
  • Taiwanball - Capital is Taipei. Is very rich and developed, one of the most important electoral colleges and many political and religious groups have their headquarters there. The first people’s palace there turned into the main government body of the province.
  • Liandaoball - Another city state that used to had no relevance at all since Hong Kong was richer, but turned into very relevant and rich. It’s well known for having lots of casinos, hotels and shopping centers, is probably the favorite destination for rich chinese businessmen and former workers of the field that want to now work in the cities. Has lot of crimes though.
  • Anhuiball - Capital is Hefei. Is sort of a developed province, many important politicians are from there.
  • Gansuball - Capital is Langzhou. Is not really a rich province but is of cultural importance, it used to be small but after Qinghai was splited and ceased to exist, the parts of Chinese majority were added to this province.
  • Henanball - Capital is Zhengzhou. Is also a province with a lot of importance, is considered the birthplace of the Chinese civilization and the cultural center of China. The greatest temples and monuments are found there.
  • Sichuanball - Capital is Chongqing. This province had a giant economical growth and was the example of whole Ling.
  • Yunnanball - Capital is Kunming. Is a very diverse and cultural province, with preservation areas and florests. Is also rich but not in GDP, It’s because is full of natural resources.
  • Hainanball - Capital is Haikou. Used to be a poor island province but was turned into a potential economical area and lots of companies invested there.
  • Guangxiball - Capital is Nanning. Sometimes referred as the zhuang province, even though they are not majority, zhuang culture has influence in this province. Is not that rich and few industries and companies are settled there, used to be referred as a wild place.
  • Shandongball - Capital is Qingdao. Is a really rich province, full of industries and global companies. The sages built one palace there that works as one of the settles of the government.
  • Zhejiangball - Capital is Shanghai. Another one of the most important provinces, the first emperor the founder of Ling and many other politicians and sages were born there, the province is also very rich and an economic power in whole China. Has a lot of temples, is considered one of the most important province for Buddhists and Christians. Is rich both in economy and in cultural monuments including one giant statue of the founder of Ling mster Chang.
  • Ningxiaball - Capital is Yinchuan. Is well known for being the heart of the Islamic community in China, has lots of mosques and temples, the biggest mosque in China was built there by Chang.
  • Manchuriaball- Capital is Shenyang. It was actually created by Japan after they occupied it from Siberia, but later Ling incorporated after war against Japan. Wasn’t that rich at the beginning but now is really important and has a lot of industries and power plants. Is an interesting place, Manchu language was revived among manchu ethnic community.
  • Shanxiball - Capital is Xi'an. Used to be two provinces, Shanxi and Shaanxi but they were united. Is a very important place, has lots of cultural monuments and temples, is one of the place where the Chinese civilization started, a lot of sages have lands there.
  • Fujianball - Capital is Fuzhou. Is a very important place in China, of cultural and religious importance, has many temples.
  • Jiangxiball - Capital is Nanchang. Is a very old province, not really rich but of cultural importance. Is one of the provinces where the war that created Ling started.
  • Hunanball - Capital is Changsha. Is a rich province, not one of the richest ones but still rich. Is a cultural province and some important politicians came from there. Is also one of military center.
  • Guizhouball - Capital is Guiyang. Is one of most diverse provinces of Ling, lots of different Chinese ethnic groups live there.
  • Jiangsuball - Capital is Nanjing. Is one of the most important provinces, probably the second or third one. It’s a really rich province, its capital Nanjing is one of the most important cities, has lot of political and economic relevance, many companies and industries are settled there.
  • Guangdongball - Capital is Guangzhou. Is probably the most important province, is the richest one and is also the most developed one. Holds lots of industries and technological poles, is also of cultural importance.
  • Hubeiball - Capital is Wuhan. Is a very rich place, it’s probably the province that materializes the Ling concept of traditionalism and modernism walking together, it’s a very important cultural place and the economic hub of central China.

Protectorates:Edit

  • Greater Mongoliaball - Capital is Ulaanbaatar. After the war against Mengjiang monarchy Ling proposed a mutual government of unity with the Mongols that later developed their ideas on heavenlism. Famous for the steppes and Mongol culture, Mongolia is divided into two main blocs, the Inner one where Mongols and Chinese live together and is rich and modern, the Outer is where is mostly Mongol and still keep nomadic and tribal system tradition, however there is where you can find the hard supporters of heavenlism.
  • Nanjiangball - Capital is Kashgar. It is the remnants of old Xinjiang when was authonomous regions for Uyghurs even being mostly non Uyghur, Ling divided it in Chinese areas to Gansu and Mongol ones to Mongolia after kicked the invaders. Known as the Chinese version of Russian Chechnya, Ling with the Suoyou idea made peace with Uyghurs and create a new province for them, that is infamous in the rest of the world for the authoritarianism of the president of this republic inside the Chinese system that is the symbol of unity between Chinese and Uyghur people. Nice landscapes and oasis cities too.
  • Tibetball - Capital is Lhasa. It used to not be very developed but it prospered after the reforms Ling proposed there to make Tibet a modern nation, famous for temples and mountains, Ling enjoys a good relationship with Tibetans, at least with the ones ruling it, heavenlism found a place in Tibet.

ReligionEdit

Chinese folk religion and irreligiousEdit

Around 70% of Ling population either follow traditional Chinese religious beliefs or are irreligious/convicted atheists.

It’s difficult to determine the number of atheists seeing that many people who classify as irreligious also visit temples and follow some tradition of religious origin like ancestral worship or just Confucianism in its philosophical way. But over 60% don’t believe in a god.

Most part of the population independent of religious follow Confucian philosophy in someway, there is a major Confucian spiritual and philosophical organization in the country. Some groups that determine themselves as exclusive religious Confucians include the Confucian church and others.

Taoism is also followed by at least 40% of these people in someway, be it philosophical or incorporating some folk religious elements.

Around 10% of these people also follow or are members of some salvationist folk sect, these sects mix more than one religious traditions of China into one folk sect. These groups are represented by diverse organizations and recognized by the government in the folk sect.

BuddhismEdit

Around 30% of the population declare to be Buddhist. Most people who follow Buddhism in Ling also usually incorporate it with some traditional Chinese religious belief, making this number probably much larger.

Buddhism was mostly modernized and entered a new era in Ling times, it had a rebirth. There are many reformed and restored monasteries and temples around the country. The major Buddhist organization of the country unites the different sects under leadership of a Chinese master plus Tibetan and Mongol lamas.

Most Buddhists in the country (around 95%) adhere to traditional Chinese Buddhist sect, that is of Mahayana school. Other 5% follow the Vajrayana school, this includes Tibetans and Mongols following the Tibetan branch of it.

ChristianityEdit

Around 3% of the people identifies with some Christian branch. There are two Christian major organizations in the country, one Protestant and Catholic one.

During Ling rule, Christianity in China entered into an era of independence deepening into Chinese identity, this was followed by a decree that ordered all churches to be built in Chinese architecture instead of Western ones.

Some Christians occupied high ranked offices in the government. Also Christians pastors and priests like other religious leaders had representatives in the council of the sages. Protestantism is by a small difference more practiced than Catholicism.

Just like Buddhists, Chinese Christians also follow traditional philosophy plus Christian values and practice some folk rituals like ancestral worship.

IslamEdit

Islam is followed by around 1,5% of the population. The Sunni branch is the most followed one, sometimes with Sufi elements.

Part of these Muslims are members of the Chinese Hui ethnic group, in which some members occupied high ranked offices in the military and government.

Huis are deeply rooted in Chinese nationalism, so the government gave them full control over Islam in China. Hui also follow Confucian and other Chinese philosophy together with Islam. The Hui military officers became known for persecuting members of Salafists and other sects that were against the government.

Uyghurs are the other group of the country that follows Islam. Among them Islam is usually very secular too, as it is guaranteed by the authoritarian pro Beijing Uyghur government.

Public holidays:Edit

National ones:Edit

  • New Year
  • Chinese New Year
  • Qingming Festival
  • Labour Day
  • National Day
  • Anniversary of the Heavenly Revolution
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Confucius Birthday
  • Mid-Autumn Festival

Regional and special ones:Edit

  • Chung Yeung Festival
  • Dongzhi Festival
  • Lantern Festival
  • Buddha's Birthday
  • Eid al-Adha (Muslims and their provinces)
  • Eid al-Fitr (Muslims and their provinces)
  • Mawlid (Muslims and their provinces)
  • Christmas (Christians)
  • Birthday of Genghis Khan (Mongolia)
  • Naadam (Mongolia)

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