Under a “zero burial” policy introduced about six months ago, Chinese officials have seized or destroyed coffins that many poor families have spent their lives saving up to buy. Photo: Handout

The way coffins were seized is deplorable

Under a “zero burial” policy, officials in Jiangxi province have seized or destroyed coffins that many poor families have spent their lives saving up to buy. But officials cannot simply force people to abandon the rituals of respect for their dead by using cruel and barbaric tactics

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Under a “zero burial” policy introduced about six months ago, Chinese officials have seized or destroyed coffins that many poor families have spent their lives saving up to buy. Photo: Handout
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