India and China are engaged in a competition for soft power supremacy in Asia – the battlefield is ownership of one of the world’s oldest religions, Buddhism.
Well, we all know China and India aren’t really fighting over Buddhism. Neither country really cares about that. What’s at stake is being Asia’s economic top dog, and no religion is as pan-Asian as Buddhism. The article isn’t really interesting or illuminating, but it does talk a bit about Luoyang, home of maybe the oldest Buddhist temple in China.