This statement appeared in The China Quarterly in 1961: "Neither inside the monastery nor outside it is there now leisure for meditation and prayer. The simple piety of the common people is discouraged along with the material support they provided monks. The basic policy is to let Buddhism die. In twenty years from now, two thousand years after it arrived in China, Buddhism will be dead."
-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 3: China, Japan, Tibet > # 25