Repression in China

Matt Payton reports in the Independent, ‘The Chinese government has imposed its customary ban on civil servants, teachers and students from fasting during Ramadan in a mainly Muslim region in Northwest China. In the Xinjiang region where Muslims form 58 per cent of the population, restaurants have been ordered to keep normal opening hours . . . A notice on a government website in the central Xinjiang city of Korla read as: “Party members, cadres, civil servants, students and minors must not fast for Ramadan and must not take part in religious activities.’ click here.