Christmas Means Controversy In China
Several local governments in China banned Christmas celebrations in schools, encouraging a focus on Chinese culture instead.By Zach Toombs | December 25, 2014
Christmas in many parts of China looks like a lot like Christmas elsewhere in the world. There's the religious celebration — and the commercial one.
But it's becoming more and more complicated to celebrate the holiday in China. This year brought tidings of great controversy at a university in Xi'an in the country's northwest.
A state-run outlet reported the school had banned Christmas celebrations, and international outlets took note. State media called it an attempt to "Resist the expansion of western culture."