Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country.
Compared to those ethnic groups, the Hui are culturally much closer to China’s Han majority. (AP)
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Reports say authorities have shut down Hui religious schools and Arabic classes and barred children from participating in Muslim activities. (File photo: Reuters)