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A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is needed to prevent a second Syria or Libya.

Authorities in northern China delayed the demolition of a massive mosque on Saturday after thousands of people demonstrated to stop its destruction.

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

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Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the ...

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

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Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

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Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately trying to eradicate Islam from the area.

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

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China demands all mosques to raise national flag

Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association said.

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China bans Hui Muslim children from religious activities

The educational authorities in China's Linxia county are enforcing new measures to further curb the influence of religious education in the ...

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin ...

The New Arab

China to deploy 'Night Tigers' to Syria

The Chinese Ministry of Defence intends to send troops from its Special Operations Forces to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

Umar Lateef Misgar

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

Comment: Having an ally as strong as China in international diplomatic circles, could prove instrumental to the Kashmiri cause, writes Umar ...

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

Emanuel Stoakes

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

In-depth: Uyghur Muslims seeking refuge in Cairo are being forced to return to China, while others have gone into hiding, fearing persecution - ...

Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim Uighur students

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Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim Uighur students

Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country’s sizeable ...

Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

Alex Wright

Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our series focused on Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Dilara in East London's Finsbury Park, where ...

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IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped by armed gunmen last month in southwestern Pakistan.

The New Arab

Beijing makes Ramadan difficult for China's Muslims

Beijing authorities are reportedly making the Ramadan holy month as difficult as possible for observant Muslims in China's Xinjiang ...

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China 'prepares DNA testing' of Muslims in Xinjiang

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of Muslim-majority Xinjiang amid human ...

The New Arab

After name ban, China arrests Muslim for 'tweeting Quran'

A Muslim woman in China's troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has been arrested for posting passages from the Quran and other ...

China's Uighur oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

Usaid Siddiqui

China's Uighur oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

Comment: The Chinese state oppresses some of its Muslim communities while working closely with others. Beijing's restrictions on Uighurs are ...

The New Arab

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

Chinese authorities have banned Islamic baby names in the country's largest Muslim province, as part of a crackdown on alleged "extremism" that ...

Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

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Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

A report released by Israel's foreign ministry claims that thousands of Muslim Chinese are fighting in the ranks of militant groups, including ...

China's communists to take harder line against 'Islamic extremism'

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China's communists to take harder line against 'Islamic extremism'

A series of recent speeches by top Chinese officials has shown that the government intends to increase control over the country's Muslims under ...

China latest target of IS in new propaganda video

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China latest target of IS in new propaganda video

A chilling video showing Chinese children undergoing military training with the Islamic State group highlights a new threat for Beijing of ...

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