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Paramilitary police patrol the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region [File- Ng Han Guan-AP]

China’s state media defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

An official Communist Party newspaper said China's campaign of pressure against its Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the Xinjiang region from becoming "China's Syria" or "China's Libya."

Chinese Muslim county bars children from religion

A mostly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break, an education bureau said in a notice posted online, as authorities step up control of religious education.

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