Xi Jin Ping may be the most powerful leader since Mao Tse Tung.
But it seems there’s one force does frighten him– religious faith.
In his three-and-a-half-hour speech, Xi said religion needed to become “Chinese-oriented”.
About 3 to 4 hundred million Chinese worship regularly, according to a new book by China scholar Ian Johnson
He estimates about 70 million are Christian, 20 million Muslim, and the rest a mixture of Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian and followers of folk religion.
They represent a challenge that the communist government tries to contain, so it downplays the numbers.
Source: China’s religious explosion