China, a "religion boom" is quietly taking place, whereby millions of Chinese citizens are awakening to new spirituality. Indeed, Christianity has grown strong roots within the Chinese mainland, as governmental control over the day-to-day lives of ordinary citizens has receded in recent years.
According to a major survey, 31.4 percent of Chinese citizens characterize themselves as "religious." Although proselytizing is illegal in the world's most populace country, many preachers and missionaries have been undeterred by that law.
Though the government has exerted little control over the new age of religion in the country, Chinese officials continue to uphold a principle of atheism (modeled after that of the former Soviet Union).
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