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Tibet's Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

China Launches Anti-Halal Campaign

URUMQI, Xinjiang – In a fresh crackdown on the Muslim religious freedom, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a crackdown on halal products in its predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region. The “demand that things be halal which cannot really be halal” was a means of helping Islam penetrate secular life, a report on state mouthpiece Global …

Muslims in China's Xinjiang Face Massive Crackdown: HRW

BEIJING – The Uighur Muslim community in China’s Xinjiang region are facing arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice, and “forced political indoctrination” in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. “The Chinese government is committing human rights abuses in Xinjiang on a scale unseen in the country in decades,” said Sophie …

China Targets Religion in New Party Rules

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party has issued a revised set of regulations governing members’ behavior, threatening punishment for spreading “political rumors” and recommending those who cling to religious beliefs to leave the party, Euro News reported on August 27. “Party members who have religious belief should have strengthened through education. If they still don’t …

Zheng He

China’s Greatest Muslim Explorer– Zheng He

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time. In China, he is well known, although not always globally recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who …

Mosque Demolition Sparks Protests in China

BEIJING – Chinese bulldozes working to tear down a mosque in northern China town of Weizhou in Ningxia region, have been stopped by thousands of people who matched to stop the demolition. “The government said it’s an illegal building, but it’s not. The mosque has several hundred years of history,” a restaurant owner surnamed Ma told Agence …

China Surveillance Extends to Muslims Going to Hajj

BEIJING – Chinese Muslims going to Makkah this year for Hajj are wearing devices that allow the Chinese government to track their position during the spiritual  journey, and this has been criticized by human rights activists. “This is yet another way of persecuting Muslims for practicing their religion, by suggesting that they require to be …

China Cracks Down on Uighur Muslims in Ramadan

BEIJING – The Chinese government has stepped up its crackdown on the Muslim community in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, detaining them in reeducation camps and banning fasting. “They are continuing to put people in those concentration camps while very few people can come out,” Dolkun Isa, …

Hong Kong Mulls Over Mosque Construction

HONG KONG – The Muslim community in the South Chinese autonomous city of Hong Kong has so far amassed about US$38,200 in a drive to build a mosque that has been held up for over a decade. “With donations coming in daily to the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong, we’re trying to jump-start the …



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