And, not to be too narrow-minded, I hope to see that China would allow more "philosophy-based" religion (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism) to flow back into the populace. But meanwhile, not to offend anyone, keep the other more monotheistic and deity-based religions under control.
Actually, buddhism, confucianism and Taoism have no connection with politics and I would say it would contribute to society stability and should be encouraged.
That is exactly what I was implying, because Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism ALL contains important lores, morals, and ancestral traditions, and not as much superstition.
In my opinion, other than letting the Hui ethnicity and various others keep their Islamic faith, China should dwell itself slowly upon the forgotten philosophies of our revered ancients.
Oh, and to reply to janz:
hi, i never said we should to let old traditions totally go. no one has said that.
But you implied something about: "in real world, if something doesn't fit, then it's gone. it happens all the time and everywhere. lets talk about japan, how come they don't have their traditional cloth when they go to work or school? have they forgoten their culture? are you going to wear what your ancestors had 300 years ago today? probably for ceremonies maybe, but are you going to wear it everyday? what can you do and what are you going to do about the change of society? please, just stop saying what chinese people should do, blah blah, can you walk the walk? what are YOU doing to perserve those old cultures?"
1. By your use of words, you are giving me an image of that you do not want to try to preserve Chinese traditions and culture. This, alone, assures our ethnicity to slowly let the old traditions go.
2. The government FORBIDS people to have the old culture, and antagonizes it when possible by calling it "superstition" or "ignorance". How do the people get to decide if they want to keep the culture or not, if they can't even get an unbiased/uncorrupted view upon this matter?
If only they knew the truth, I am sure many people would want to PRESERVE their own unique identities of their past.
P.S. To answer your previous rant about if we have any ancient Chinese materials with us, you must answer this: how could we preserve something if the majority has forgotten about it, or if the government held us back?
Alone we can only do so much; now only the intellectuals and historians can re-spread our traditions to the populace through the government: when they finally open up.