China bans long beards and veils in Xinjiang province

China has introduced new restrictions in the Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against "Islamist extremism." The measures include prohibiting...

Chinese Muslim cycles for four months to Makkah for Hajj

A Muslim man from China cycled for four months to make his way to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Mohammed reportedly left his home in...
Uighurs

Conflicting reports over “China Ramadan ban”

There are conflicting reports over whether China has issued a partial ban on fasting in Ramadan in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang. Some reports...
Uighurs

China forces Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol and cigarettes

Chinese authorities are forcing Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in the Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes to weaken Islam's influence amongst local...

China jails Muslim couple for husband not shaving beard and wife wearing burqa

A Muslim was jailed for six years in China for refusing to shave off his beard, while his wife was imprisoned for two years...

Chinese authorities ban “five types” of Muslims from Xinjiang’s public transport

Chinese officials in Karamay have banned the wearing of the hijab, niqab, burqa and "youths with long beards" from public transport until the end...

China’s biggest gold mine found in Muslim majority province of Xinjiang

Geologists have discovered China's largest gold mine in the Muslim majority province of Xinjiang, according to the state news agency Xinhau. The new find, close...

China bans Ramadan for Muslims in Xinjiang

The Chinese government has banned civil servants, students and teachers in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang from fasting in the month of Ramadan. This...

Muslims of Xinjiang – Persecution justified by “fighting extremism”

Shafiul Huq from the Revolution Observer describes how Muslims in China are being persecuted. Muslims in the Chinese province of Xinjiang are victims in their...
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