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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's Xinjiang Crackdown Continues - The Diplomat

Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it's turning Xinjiang into a security state. By Cal Wong for The Diplomat. March 31, 2017. In recent months, the Chinese government has stepped up security intensity in Xinjiang Uyghur ...and more »

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 limits beards, veils in Muslim region - Deutsche Welle

Chinese authorities have passed measures banning "abnormal" facial hair and many typically Muslim customs in the remote Xinjiang region. The initiative also makes it illegal to "reject or refuse" state propaganda. China Xinjiang Ürümqi Uiguren Protest ...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 »

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

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 attack, Chinese authorities ...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 »

Veils and 'abnormal' beards banned as China attempts to combat religious extremism in Xinjiang - ABC Online

China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting "abnormal" beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state ...and more »