Hassan Yang Faming is the President of the China Islamic Association. A conservative estimate numbers 30 million Muslims from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The Hui are the most populous but the Uyghur have the greatest concentration in the Xinjiang region, where internment camps hold over a million Muslims in a bid to ‘re-educate’ them. The ‘sinicization’ of Islam has stepped up in relentless fashion in the last few years.
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
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