Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo
Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo

Tiny Muslim community in China’s Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown

  • The Utsuls of Hainan island are only around 10,000 strong, but are now facing increasing surveillance and a crackdown on traditional clothing
  • China’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang is the main focus of international alarm, but Sinicisation policies have targeted a wide range of minorities

Topic |   Religion in China
Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo
Hijab-wearing Utsul girls protest against the ban outside a school in Sanya. Photo: Weibo
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