China restricts Ramadan rites in Xinjiang (9)

Manila Standard Today 2014.07.02 17:40
By AFP | Jul. 02, 2014 at 09:01pm BEIJING-China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday. China's ruling Communist party is officially atheist, and for years has restricted fasting in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.
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