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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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China's President Xi Jinping Say Religions Must Be Free From Foreign Influence

BEIJING (AP) - China's president warned Wednesday that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state. China is ruled by the officially atheist Communist Party, and Beijing attempts to control a variety of religions and their spread. "We must manage religious affairs in accordance with the law and ...

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MAY 14, 2015 - New York Times

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Chinese Police Order Residents in a Xinjiang Prefecture to Turn In Passports

The policy appears to be an attempt by officials to combat a surge in ethnic violence by putting in place systemic restrictions over who is allowed to leave and enter China.

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MAY 06, 2015 - Washington Times

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China forces Muslim businesses to sell alcohol, cigarettes to 'weaken' Islam

China's Muslim businesses in the Xinjiang region have been ordered by authorities to sell alcohol and cigarettes or face the possibility of having their shops closed. "All restaurants and supermarkets in our village should place five different brands of alcohol and cigarettes in their shops before [May 1, 2015]," an ...

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MAY 06, 2015 - The Independent

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China is forcing Muslim shop owners to sell alcohol and cigarettes to 'weaken' Islam

Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in its troubled Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in “eye-catching displays,” in an attempt to undermine Islam’s hold on local residents, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Establishments that failed to comply were threatened with closure and their owners with prosecution.

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MAY 06, 2015 - The Independent

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China is forcing Muslim shopowners to sell alcohol and cigarettes to 'weaken' Islam

Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in its troubled Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in “eye-catching displays,” in an attempt to undermine Islam’s hold on local residents, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Establishments that failed to comply were threatened with closure and their owners with prosecution.

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