Chinese Taoist Association marks 60th anniversary

2017-07-17 12:35:26 GMT2017-07-17 20:35:26(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Taoist Association(CTA) celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Great Hall of thePeople in central Beijing Monday.

Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with CTA leaders andrepresentatives, and welcomed all Taoists to contribute more tosocial and religious harmony.

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party ofChina (CPC) and the State Council, Yu, Chairman of the ChinesePeople's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) NationalCommittee, extended his congratulations on the CTA'sanniversary.

"The CTA has upheld the banner of loving the nation and thereligion, and firmly taken the road that is in conformity with thesocialist society over the past 60 years," Yu said.

Yu called on the CTA to unite believers more closely around theCPC Central Committee, to continue to serve the country, to be abridge and connection between the Party and the government, and tohelp implement Party policies on religious work.

Yu also hoped Taoists would train more people to help guide thedevelopment of Taoism, and instill more confidence in Chineseculture and Taoist traditions to support world peace and wellbeing.Enditem