While some Chinese cities are demolishing churches, Changsha’s local government is funding the largest Christian theme park in central and south China. Changsha Xingsha Ecological Park is set to open during the Spring Festival, and local media call it a perfect place for a light stroll, quiet prayer or a fancy wedding shoot. But Chinese social media erupted in

outrage when news of the government funding broke. Those upset by the park’s construction claim that by funding the Christian project, the Changsha government is encouraging religious practices in a secular country, reports say. One Sina Weibo user wrote that a sacred place like Hunan would never tolerate the overflow of religion. READ MORE