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The Myth of a Valueless China

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Despite its media portrayals as a spiritual and cultural wasteland, China is home to more than 200 million people who are either "Buddhists, Taoists or worshippers of legendary figures such as the Dragon King and God of Fortune." China also has 36,000 mosques, 45,000 imams and over 21 million Muslims. By 2030, it will have a Muslim population larger than Saudi Arabia's today and a Christian population larger than any other country in the world. The world's largest publisher of Bibles, Amity Printing Company, is located in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

Chinese City Bans Beards And Veils On Buses

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buse...

China Bans Ramadan Fast In Muslim Northwest

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion

BEIJING (AP) — Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, hav...

Deadly Riots In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused terrorists in a Muslim Uighur region of attacking civilians, but an exiled Uighur group said the violence ...

Chinese District Reportedly Tries Veils Ban

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A city district in heavily Muslim western China is trying to tamp down religious fervor by prohibiting people from wearing veils, tradition...

Muslim Minority Riots Erupt In China

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media says that 156 people have been killed in violent riots in the country's western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua N...

Uighurs Stage Rare Protest At Guantanamo Using Pentagon-Issued Crayons | By CAROL ROSENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A federal judge has ordered the release of 17 Uighurs, Chinese Muslims, from the Guantánamo detention camp. But they're still there, and on Monday th...

Misrepresenting Minorities in Shanghai's World Expo Publicity Push

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

As the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai approaches, the government has been making a push to showcase the city as a model of social harmony. Just how they are making the sell misrepresents the minorities of China.

Uighurs Denied Release In US: Court Reverses Ruling

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that 17 Turkic Muslims cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay must stay at the prison c...