What sets the protest at the Weizhou Grand Mosque apart is that it reflects perceptions the government’s crackdown on Islam in Xinjiang, heartland of the mostly Muslim Uygur ethnic group, is spreading to Hui Muslim strongholds. Photo: Handout
What sets the protest at the Weizhou Grand Mosque apart is that it reflects perceptions the government’s crackdown on Islam in Xinjiang, heartland of the mostly Muslim Uygur ethnic group, is spreading to Hui Muslim strongholds. Photo: Handout

China officials need to show sensitivity in dealing with places of worship

As the protest by Hui Muslims at a mosque in the northwest has shown, Beijing may draw up the policies but those on the ground have to consider local conditions

What sets the protest at the Weizhou Grand Mosque apart is that it reflects perceptions the government’s crackdown on Islam in Xinjiang, heartland of the mostly Muslim Uygur ethnic group, is spreading to Hui Muslim strongholds. Photo: Handout
What sets the protest at the Weizhou Grand Mosque apart is that it reflects perceptions the government’s crackdown on Islam in Xinjiang, heartland of the mostly Muslim Uygur ethnic group, is spreading to Hui Muslim strongholds. Photo: Handout
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