It is a staggering piece of research when you consider how Anti-Christian China is. However, it is not surprising if you are a Christian who believes in God-given morality, the existence of good and evil and a spiritual realm that powerfully affects daily life. Such concepts are antithetical to those of an atheist, or anti-Christian worldview.
For more information you might want to read an article by Chuck Colson on China’s Christianity Conundrum.
An official of the the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said:
‘One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world. We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system. But in the past twenty years, we have realised that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West is so powerful. The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don’t have any doubt about this.’