GUANGHE – The Chinese government has imposed a new ban on Muslim students from joining religious education in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province. “Such bans had been conveyed verbally in recent years. But, implementation was uneven and often ignored. The more forceful rollout this year shows authorities are serious about enforcement,” Li, …
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In a fresh crackdown on Chinese Muslims religious rights, a Muslim-majority county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break.
In the latest crackdown on its Muslim minority, China has jailed a member of the Hui Muslim minority after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam.
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 …
As hundreds started flocking to Makkah and Madinah to perform hajj this year, a total of 284 Chinese Muslim pilgrims from Southwest China’s Yunnan Province reportedly arrived at the Madinah Airport in a chartered flight on Sunday, as the first batch of about 12,000 planning hajj this year.
Throughout 1400 years, Muslims in China have gone through many ups and downs, until they reached the state of “harmony” with non-Muslims Chinese. Muslims in China began as traders and soldiers in the 7th century, therefore instilling in the early Muslim settlers a sense of belonging and legitimacy; they were not a burden on the …
More than three years since converting to Islam, Aysha Xiong, a Han Chinese woman, still keeps her new faith a secret over fears of being targeted with her family.
Riding his bike for thousands of miles through the Asian continent, a Chinese Muslim has finally reached the holy city of Makkah to fulfill his life-time dream of performing hajj.
An ethnic Uighur Muslim has been sentenced to seven years in prison for watching a film on Muslim migration with his family which was deemed “sensitive” by Chinese authorities.