Uyghurs Defy Ramadan Ban

Umar Farooq at Al Jazeera reports that the Chinese government’s efforts to ban observances...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Untitled

For his latest contribution to his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm responds to recent news that Chinese authorities are putting restrictions on the observance of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslim Uyghurs in...

Ramadan Celebrations Off Limits In Xinjiang

As China continues to grow wary of its Muslim population amid a shifting dynamic in the Middle East, Foreign Policy’s Alexandra Evans details the crackdown on Ramadan currently underway in Xinjiang: Citing the need to...

How China Kept Lid on Ramadan

The Los Angeles Times reports on the lengths that authorities went to in Xinjiang to ensure that the Muslim Uighur population there didn’t celebrate the holy month of Ramadan in August: In the aftermath of violent protests...

China 2008: Human Rights

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns the state of human rights in China.  See also these previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet...

Ramadan Lunches for China’s Muslims

In addition to earlier accounts of fasting restrictions on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan, Radio Free Asia reports that ethnic Uyghur government officials are being tested with offers of food at the workplace: Chinese...

Different Media Pictures of Ramadan in Xinjiang

CDT reported in an earlier post that Xinjiang Muslims are facing a security crackdown and fasting restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan.  Earlier this month, Radio Free Asia also reported on several Ramadan restrictions...

China’s Uighurs Face Fasting Restrictions

Al-Jazeera has a report on the Ramadan crackdown ongoing in Xinjiang, including a ban on fasting for many segments of the population: Read more from Shanghaiist.



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