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US blacklists Chinese agencies and tech giants involved in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims
25th Oct 2019

US blacklists Chinese agencies and tech giants involved in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims

A demonstrator takes part in a protest in Washington (on April 6) against China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur a Muslims, calling on the US to take action against Beijing (Photo:Yasin Öztürk/Anadolu Agency) Meng Yihua After years of painful silence from international leaders on human rights abuses on the Uyghur ethnic Muslim minority in China, […]

Turkey condemns China’s treatment of Uyghur, as other Muslim countries remain silent
29th Mar 2019

Turkey condemns China’s treatment of Uyghur, as other Muslim countries remain silent

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seen here with China’s President Xi Jinping in 2016 has cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China last month (Photo: Pool/Bandar Algaloud/Anadolu Agency) Meng Yihua Turkey recently broke its long-held silence to finally speak out against the Chinese Government’s treatment of the […]

Three Hui mosques raided in China’s Yunnan province
25th Jan 2019

Three Hui mosques raided in China’s Yunnan province

Chinese riot police raided and sealed off three mosques in Yunnan province (Photo: Vmenkov/Wiki Commons) Meng Yihua Three mosques serving Hui Muslims in Yunnan, China were raided and hundreds of worshippers evicted by over 100 riot police on December 29. Yunnan is a province in southwest China, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, and is home […]

25th Jan 2019

Uyghur Muslims forced into labour in China’s ‘concentration camps’

Meng Yihua The Chinese Government has been detaining people belonging to Muslim minority groups for the past two years. In China’s northwest lies East Turkestan, a large province twice the size of Germany. East Turkestan is home to the native Uyghurs, one of China’s ten Muslim minorities, as well as Kazakhs, Tajiks and Uzbeks from […]

26th Oct 2018

China’s treatment of Muslims draws United Nations’ attention

  Meng Yihua The United Nations has called on China to release the alleged 1 million Uyghur Muslims detained forcefully in re-education camps in Xinjiang, China’s northwestern province. Over the last few years, Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang have seen more and more of their religious and cultural freedoms eroded; fasting has been banned in Ramadan, […]

27th Jul 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Hui Muslim face challenges practising Islam in China

China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law. By Matthew S Erie. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2016. 447pp. $140.00 (cloth). ‘In China, state law severs religion from religious law, yet following Islamic law is central to Muslim minorities’ ideas of good life, defined such values as authenticity, piety, orthodoxy and purity. This book […]

Chinese Muslims detained indefinitely ‘re-education camps’
27th Jul 2018

Chinese Muslims detained indefinitely ‘re-education camps’

Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang hold an anti-China protest outside White House on July 10, 2009 (Photo: Malcolm Brown/Flickr CC) Meng Yihua Since last Spring, China has reportedly confined over one million people in mass re-education camps, primarily in Xinjiang, the north-western region of China that borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan among others. Xinjiang is an […]

27th Jul 2018

CFC resurgence coming from China despite worldwide ban

Since the late 1980s, most of the world has had a clearer conscience whenever they bought aerosol hairspray or foam insulation. This is because, in 1987, all UN countries signed The Montreal Protocol with the intention of phasing out the harmful chemicals responsible for depleting the ozone layer, the part of the stratosphere that protects […]

Chinese Muslim children banned from attending religious gatherings
23rd Feb 2018

Chinese Muslim children banned from attending religious gatherings

Meng Yihua Amid increasing crackdowns on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, Western China, the authorities have turned their attention to another of the Muslim ethnic minorities, the Hui. Children belonging to the Hui ethnic Muslim community have been banned from attending any religious events over the winter break in China. The announcement was made by […]

Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran
26th Oct 2017

Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran

P5+1 photo session on Iran nuclear deal on 14 July, 2015 in Vienna. Photographer: Hasan Tosun/AA   Seven times the International Atomic Energy Agency has given Iran a clean bill of health over its nuclear programme. The country has been subjected to the most intensive and technologically advanced inspection regime in history under the long-negotiated […]

Book Review: On the lands and peoples of Indian Ocean from Somalia to China
26th Oct 2017

Book Review: On the lands and peoples of Indian Ocean from Somalia to China

  Two Arabic Travel Books, Accounts of China and India. By Abu Zayd al-Sirafi and Ibn Fadlan. Edited and Translated by Tim Makintosh-Smith and James E Montgomery. NYU Press. New York. 2015. Pp 320. HB. $35 Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling […]

23rd Jun 2017

Trump disappoints the world by pulling out of Paris Accord

White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, hailed President Donald Trump’s first international trip a “semi-revolution.” However, the only major shift that occurred as a result of the tour was the US’s severely diminished standing as a world leader. The trip included a visit to the Middle East, the Vatican, Brussels for a NATO Summit, and […]

23rd Jun 2017

Beards, veils banned in Muslim Xinjiang, Muslim students returning from abroad arrested

Meng Yihua The last few months have seen further increases in oppressive policies in China’s Muslim Xinjiang province. In the new legislation, effective April 1, China introduced restrictions on “abnormal” beards and wearing veils in public for the Muslim residents of Xinjiang, a supposedly autonomous region in Northwest China. In the same document, children names […]

UK cannot rely on US but needs new Middle East policy, politicians warn
26th May 2017

UK cannot rely on US but needs new Middle East policy, politicians warn

Hamed Chapman The British Government no longer can rely on the US as a global leader in the Middle East but should work more closely with Europe to seriously consider recognition of a Palestinian state and ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place among other policies, a House of Lords Committee warned this month. […]

27th Jan 2017

Attack against Communist Party offices in Xinjiang

Meng Yihua A car bomb was detonated in Karakax County, Western Xinjiang, just before 5 pm on December 28, 2016. According to statements from the local government in China’s restive Xinjiang, a car was driven into the local Communist Party offices, with passengers emerging with knives, attacking government employees before detonating a bomb. One government […]

30th Dec 2016

Chinese Muslims face further infringements of basic rights as authorities demand passports

  Meng Yihua A few weeks ago, the Uyghur Muslims experienced further discrimination, as the regional police ordered an arbitrary recall of their passports indefinitely, curtailing the citizens’ freedom to travel. Over 10 million Uyghurs in China will be affected by this policy, which had already been implemented in various counties across Xinjiang since last […]

Muslims in China face contradictory policies
29th Jul 2016

Muslims in China face contradictory policies

Students at Fudan University in Shanghai break their fast (Photo: Meng Yihua/The Muslim News) Meng Yihua A few weeks before Ramadan, the Chinese Government prohibited the presence of religion in nursery schools in the northwestern province of Gansu, after a video posted online showed a young girl reciting Qur’anic verses in her classroom. The Government […]

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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