Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Chinese Taoist Association (CTA) leaders and representatives, in Beijing, capital of China, July 17, 2017. CTA celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Taoist Association (CTA) celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing Monday.
Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with CTA leaders and representatives, and welcomed all Taoists to contribute more to social and religious harmony.
On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council, Yu, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, extended his congratulations on the CTA's anniversary.
"The CTA has upheld the banner of loving the nation and the religion, and firmly taken the road that is in conformity with the socialist society over the past 60 years," Yu said.
Yu called on the CTA to unite believers more closely around the CPC Central Committee, to continue to serve the country, to be a bridge and connection between the Party and the government, and to help implement Party policies on religious work.
Yu also hoped Taoists would train more people to help guide the development of Taoism, and instill more confidence in Chinese culture and Taoist traditions to support world peace and wellbeing.