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The 1960s

 

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1966-1976: During the Cultural Revolusion, religious practice is condemned as feudalistic.

 

The 1970s

 

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1978: The 1978 Constitution of the People's Republic of China guarantees freedom of religion with a number of restrictions. External Link

 

The 1990s

 

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1992: Falun Gong religious movement was founded by Li Hongzhi from Changchun, Jilin province

 

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1995: Massive program to rebuild Buddhist temples is started in the mid-1990s.

 

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1999: The Falun Gong movement is declared illegal in China and a threat to national security.

 

The 2000s

 

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2000, Oct.: The Vatican canonizes 120 "saints" that were "martyred" in China. External Link

 

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2001: Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) members stage mass demonstrations in Beijing despite outlaw of the movement.

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