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WEIZHOU, China | Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

WEIZHOU, China — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest. The Global Times said that local officials in the town of Weizhou … Continue reading WEIZHOU, China | Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

BEIJING— Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the … Continue reading BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan