Walking past a mosque in Kashgar, a city in China’s western region of Xinjiang. More than 10 million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group, live in the region. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

China Bans ‘Muhammad’ and ‘Jihad’ as Baby Names in Heavily Muslim Region

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:40

The Chinese government, further tightening its grip on Muslims in western China, has prohibited parents from choosing names like “Muhammad,” “Arafat” and “Jihad” for their children.

Benned Uyghur names

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:37

List of banned baby names released amid ongoing crackdown on religion that includes law against veils and beards

A man looks through a window on the door of an operating room as his wife undergoes a caesarean section at a hospital in Shaya county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region June 4, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

China Bans Many Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:34

Absurd Edict Part of Growing Restrictions on Uyghurs

Chinese*: Citizenship and Rights of the Uyghur Community

  • Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:53

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China Bans 'Extreme' Islamic Baby Names Among Xinjiang's Uyghurs

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:22

Jihad, Mecca, Hajj, and Saddam are among names judged to be 'a bit too much' according to current baby registration guidelines.

New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:20

China has been forcing international Uyghur students to return home by threatening their families with imprisonment

Pak's indifference to Muslim oppression in China 'alarming'

  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:14

Pakistan turning a deaf ear and going cold turkey in dealing with China's repression unleashed on its Muslim community is nothing short of alarming, as even the state media besides the Nawaz Sharif-led government is looking at this development the other way according to an analysis in the Kashmir Images.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Uyghur Village Cadre Dismissed For Holding Islamic Wedding Vows at Home

  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:01

Marriages must be held at government-sanctioned venues with approved officiants, sources say.

What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat

  • Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:29

In China, you can use WeChat for just about everything, but there is one thing that WeChat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.

A large-scale anti-terror exercise was held in Hotan in February.

County in China’s troubled Xinjiang pays generous ‘stability’ rewards

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:52

Sixteen police officers and two civilians share just over 1m yuan for helping to maintain order in Hotan, scene of two attacks in recent months