Worshippers leave a mosque in Kashgar after prayers on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang’s vanishing mosques highlight pressure on China’s Muslims as Ramadan ends with a whimper

  • Few signs of Eid celebrations after crackdown that has seen a reported million Uygurs and other minorities interned in camps
  • Muslims in far western Chinese region say they are now ‘too scared’ to practise their faith in public
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Worshippers leave a mosque in Kashgar after prayers on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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Beijing made the right decision to send in the troops to end a student protest in 1989, China’s current defence chief said on Sunday. Photo: AP

Tiananmen Square crackdown, Xinjiang … China’s defence minister says Beijing got them both right

  • Killing of hundreds of Chinese citizens in 1989 validated by nation’s economic successes in decades since, Wei Fenghe says at Shangri-La Dialogue
  • Use of ‘vocational training centres’ in Xinjiang has improved people’s quality of life
Topic |   Shangri-La Dialogue

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Beijing made the right decision to send in the troops to end a student protest in 1989, China’s current defence chief said on Sunday. Photo: AP
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