‘What is China?’ Taoism holds appeal in today’s China
China has never been ruled by a religious power; rather, the country promotes religious harmony. One religion may best answer why the cultural concept of harmony dominates - Taoism.
It's an ancient religion that’s had a profound impact on the whole of Chinese culture and society. Tao means "the way". The religion evolved from the philosophy of Laozi, who lived in the 6th Century B.C.
CGTN reporter Han Bin goes to Shanghai’s Taoist temples, to find out: Can Taoism keep its appeal in today’s fast changing society? And how can its ancient philosophy relate to modern life?