by Yang Siqi, Time, March 16, 2016
There are an estimated 245 million Buddhists in officially atheist China, but the religion faces severe legal and political hurdles
Beijing, China -- Yan Lu studied Marxism-Leninism in college, majoring in ideological and political education. After graduating from the prestigious Southwest Jiaotong University in the Chinese city of Chengdu, she worked at a kindergarten and as a secretary. Neither job satisfied her.