Both traditions have permeated Chinese culture for some 2, years. The third, fourth, and eighth largest religions when ranked by membership numbers are Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and their individual beliefs are different which will be explored; however, these same three religions rank one, two, and three in the nontheistic religions that do not focus on belief in gods?
Although Confucianism is no long as prominent as it was during the times of ancient China, it is important to understand these concepts and how later Chinese Dynasty adopted it.
Confucianism and Daoism simply filled in what the other lacked in certain areas. Unlike Confucius, Laozi shunned politics and advised people not to get involved in public affairs. That critical view, however, is now generally rejected as simplistic, and most contemporary scholars regard the philosophical and religious interpretations of Daoism as informing and mutually influencing each other.
Both were agriculturally based. Humanity will flourish only to the extent that the human way rendao is attuned to or harmonized with the Cosmic Dao, in part through the wise rule of sage-kings who practice wuweior the virtue of taking no action that is not in accord with nature.
All matter contains both positive and negative qualities. Laozi viewed Dao as the indescribable force that governed the universe and nature.