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Ban on beards and veils – China's Xinjiang passes law to curb 'religious extremism' - South China Morning Post

China's Xinjiang region passed a law on Wednesday to curb religious extremism, amid the government's intensifying campaign against what it calls the rising threat of terrorism and separatism in the Uygur homeland. The law, which takes effect on ...and more »

China sets rules on beards, veils to combat extremism in Xinjiang - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting “abnormal” beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the ...and more »

Uighur heartland transformed into security state - Reuters

Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs. In mandatory anti-terror drills conducted under police supervision ...and more »

Xinjiang rolls out China's first law to purge religious extremism - Xinhua

URUMQI, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has introduced China's first local regulation, which will come into effect on Saturday, to contain and eradicate extremism. The regulation clarifies major acts of extremism ...and more »

China bans burqas and 'abnormal' beards in Muslim province of Xinjiang - The Independent

China has banned burqas, veils and “abnormal” beards in a predominantly Muslim province in what it claims is a crackdown on religious extremism. The measures, which also force people to watch state television, follow decades of ethnic and religious ...and more »

China Uighurs: Ban on long beards, veils in Xinjiang -

China has banned "abnormal" beards and full-face coverings in the remote western region of Xinjiang as part of tighter "anti-extremism" regulations that also prohibit rejecting state media. INSIDE STORY: Uighurs in the firing line in China? (25:25 ...and more »

China Uighurs: Xinjiang ban on long beards and veils - BBC News

China has introduced new restrictions in the far western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards, the wearing of veils in public places and refusing to ...and more »

Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang - CNN

(CNN) No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. China is intensifying its crackdown against what it deems religious extremism in the far-west province of Xinjiang, which is home to 10 million Muslims. The latest measures -- outlined ...and more »

Does China have itself to blame for the trans-nationalisation of Uyghur terrorism? - East Asia Forum

Author: Michael Clarke, ANU. On 15 February, three 'knife wielding' Uyghur 'terrorists' attacked a residential compound in Pishan township, Khotan Prefecture, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), killing five people. Immediately after this ...and more »

China Bans 'Abnormal' Beards and Burqas in Muslim-Majority Region - Newsweek

China's Xinjiang province, home to around 10 million Muslims, passed legislation Wednesday prohibiting forms of religious expression including wearing veils in public places and growing “abnormal” beards. ("Abnormal" was not described in the law.) ...and more »