China expands mosque closure campaign beyond Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch reveals
NOVEMBER 25, 2023
The Chinese government has increased mosque closures in the northern Ningxia region and Gansu province, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The government has previously faced international scrutiny for its treatment of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, a Chinese Muslim ethnic minority. The report describes the closure of mosques in Ningxia and Gansu, home to significant populations of Hui Muslims.