Chinese Muslims in the Year of the Pig – Liane Hansen

NPR interviews scholar Jackie Armijo about the Chinese government’s relationship with Muslims in the wake of an order banning images of pigs as the Year of the Pig begins:

Pig 200 250As the year of the pig begins in China, the government bans any mention of pigs in TV ads. Is it truly a newfound sensitivity to the nation’s Muslims, who make up about two percent of the population? Jackie Armijo, assistant professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhab, discusses the move with Liane Hansen. [Listen here]

- See also “Ban Thwarts ‘Year of the Pig’ Ads in China” from NPR.

February 18, 2007 9:39 AM
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