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China’s Female Imams

At China File, Kathleen McLaughlin describes China's women-led mosques which, having weathered varying fortunes since the 17th Century, are now struggling to compete with the growing range of opportunities for young Hui Muslims...

Shandong Village Rocked by Ethnic Clashes

Radio Free Asia is reporting on a riot sparked by tensions between Han Chinese and Hui Muslims in Ningjin County, Shandong: Villagers in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong said on Thursday that local police "stood by and...

Muslims Clash with Police over Mosque

A clash erupted between police and Muslims trying to defend their mosque from demolition in Ningxia, Reuters reports: Fighting between police and members of the largely Muslim Hui ethnic group broke out on Friday in Ningxia...

Tibetans, Chinese Police Clash Over Balloon Prices

New Year's celebrations took a violent turn in the monastery town of Tongren in Qinghai Province, Reuters reports. A dispute over the price of balloons in an ethnically Tibetan town in western China sparked a clash between...

Two Chinese Villages, Two Views of Rural Poverty – Maureen Fan

From the Washington Post: Nestled mid-slope in the foothills of China’s second-poorest province, Dacitan is a village run almost entirely by women, mothers who work the potato and wheat fields while their husbands are away. Seventy miles to the east, perched on a remote mountain ridge above a collapsing dirt road, Sale is thick with […]

It’s Only a Religion, Say ‘the Other’ Chinese Muslims – Nat Green

From Pacific News Service: At a time when Islamic populations around the world are under increased scrutiny, the Chinese Hui are often confused in the Western media with China’s second-largest Muslim minority, the restive Uighurs, an ethnically distinct group concentrated in China’s Central-Asian Xinjiang province. Chafing under Chinese rule, the Uighurs have given the Chinese […]

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