Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li
Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li

Chinese ‘witches’ band together after rural communities ostracise them

Topic |   Religion in China
Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li
Rural Chinese villages are prone to claims of witchcraft – which can have serious consequences, a new study shows. Pictured: Chikan, a picturesque and peaceful village in Kaiping, Guangdong province, in July last year. File photo: SCMP / Lea Li
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