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'Sinicisation' of Muslims in Xinjiang must go on, says Chinese official

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Official warns of ‘infiltration of religious extremism’ amid crackdown on region’s large Muslim populationThe “sinicisation” of religion in China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang must be upheld to promote ethnic solidarity and religious harmony, a senior Communist party official has said.China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted You Quan, the head of the “united front work department”, which oversees ethnic and religious affairs, while on a visit this week to Xinjiang, home to a large Muslim population. Continue reading...

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Publish date : 2018-10-14 02:34:54
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