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03:05 GMT – Taoist priest honours China’s pandemic dead with memorial tablets
In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China’s Shandong province is a collection of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and home towns of people who died after contracting the coronavirus or while battling the pandemic.
Some of them, like Li Wenliang, are household names in China. Others, like Liu Hewei, are not.
“A person’s true death is when the whole world has forgotten them,” said Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, who started the collection on Jan. 29, shortly after Chinese authorities announced that the virus could pass between humans.
“No matter what religion or beliefs they hold, their spirit deserves to be passed on. In fact, they live on in our hearts.”
Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, has a collection of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and …
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