The 15th episode of China Untold is now available to download or stream online.
In May of 2014, a group of people from a Chinese doomsday cult known as the Church of the Almighty God walked into a McDonald’s restaurant in China’s eastern Shandong province and tried to recruit a 35-year-old woman named Wu Shuoyan to join their ranks. When the woman refused to provide the cult members with her personal contact information, they beat her to death in broad daylight inside the fast-food joint.
The Church of Almighty God is a relatively new cult in China, though, and fringe religious beliefs have existed in the country for a very, very long time. In this episode of the podcast, host Matt Bossons will introduce you to two Chinese cults – one new and the other old (ancient, in fact).
If you are from the West, the word ‘cult’ likely brings about thoughts of spiked Kool-Aid and ritualistic suicide, aliens and Tom Cruise. But how much do you know about Chinese cults? In this episode, you’ll learn about an ancient Chinese cult from Jiangsu province and the abovementioned cult murder that took place in a Shandong McDonald’s.
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The China Untold podcast is a program that aims to introduce listeners to lesser-known stories from the Middle Kingdom. From urban legends and extinct religions to the PRC’s role in the global quest to discover extraterrestrial civilizations, this podcast is your essential guide to the weird, wonderful and mysterious aspects of the world’s most populous nation.
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