Original Chinese Language Text By: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_490a9b4c0102eilt.html
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
The China Daoist Association was founded on April 12th, 1957.
The China Daoist Association was established in April 1957, and is a national, patriotic and unified collection of Daoist religious groups and Daoist educational organizations. Its purpose is to unite and lead (through education) Daoist patriotic love for the nation, support for the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Socialist System, establish Daoist educational centres to carry forward the Daoist teachings, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the Daoist traditions, spread Daoist culture, carry forward the fine traditions, and promote Daoism alongside social development. Adapt to the Socialist Society; actively participate in the building of Socialist material civilization, political civilization, spiritual civilization, and ecological civilization, and play an active role in the construction of a harmonious society – through the promotion of the economic and social development of Daoism. In order to safeguard religious harmony, national unity, social harmony, and Unity of the Motherland, Daoism must also aid and contribute toward World Peace.. The China Daoist Association holds a national representative meeting every five years. An administrative council is elected by the national conference. The standing council is elected by the administrative council. The plenary meeting of the administrative council is held every two years. The standing council meeting is held once a year.
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