Solidot | Official media deny the existence of a national Christmas ban


in all parts of China, local governments, party organizations, schools, and even malls have issued regulations this year advising people to downplay Christmas parties and decorations. The Chinese government insists that has no real Christmas ban at the national level but the number of local bans poses a question mark: is Beijing “declaring war on Christmas” behind the scenes? In social media, the details of the local government ban on the Christmas activities of officials and communists were announced. On Christmas Eve, the Communist Youth League of Anhui Province reported in social media that enthusiasm for Western festivals could easily lead to loss of faith among party members. According to leaked instructions on the Internet, after the initial reports of local bans were published, press censors ordered strictly controlled domestic media not to cover Christmas-related news. Official media insists that banning the Chinese from Christmas is exaggerated.