Beijing’s balancing act: cracking down on Muslim minorities at home while courting the Taliban in Afghanistan

//Beijing’s balancing act: cracking down on Muslim minorities at home while courting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Beijing’s balancing act: cracking down on Muslim minorities at home while courting the Taliban in Afghanistan

A competition designed to promote unity among China’s ethnic groups became embroiled in controversy in June after some participants wore traditional Islamic clothing to the event.The headscarves of female competitors sparked online complaints about Islamic extremism and led the competition’s organisers to launch an investigation.It also prompted Xi Wuyi, a Marxist scholar at the state-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and an outspoken critic of Islam’s growing influence in China, to…

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