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What does China want to achieve by ‘modifying’ Islam?

  On Sunday, Chinese authorities announced their plan to Sinicize Islam through a five-year plan. According to a report published in the state-run Global Times newspaper, on...

China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

  China has passed a new law that seeks to "Sinicize" Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how...

Uighur leaders warn China’s actions could be ‘precursors to genocide’

  Uighur leaders have called on democratic governments to confront China over its treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, saying the government’s actions against the...

From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang’s camps

  China’s state broadcaster CCTV last week offered a look inside Xinjiang’s controversial internment camps. In the 15-minute segment journalists visit the Hotan City Vocational Skills Education and...

Viewpoint: Chinese mosque standoff risks peace in model Muslim province

  On a frigid morning in early February 2016, just before sunrise, I stood in the courtyard of a mosque in Weizhou, a tiny, rural,...

China’s war on religion, academia: President Xi Jinping moves to reassert Communist Party dominance

  CHINA’s Communist Party doesn’t like difference. So it has set about eradicating any trace of it among its 1.38 billion population. First they moved on...

Beijing blasts ‘anti-China forces’ for claim of million Uighurs in prison camps

  Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry has claimed, after a UN panel...

China delays mosque demolition after protest

  BEIJING: Authorities in northern China delayed the demolition of a massive mosque on Saturday (Aug 11) after thousands of people demonstrated to stop its...