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China’s dangerous ethnic policies in Xinjiang

In the latest tightening of the screws on China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, authorities have banned the use of several baby names, including Muhammad, Haji, Islam and Imam. According to authorities, the naming regulations are designed to curtail “religious fervor.” But the ruling also targets Uyghur nationalism, which is often conflated with Islamic extremism in […]