China has brought in new measures subjugating yet another Muslim ethnic group, the Utsuls, as the country continues to surveil and detain Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. The Utsuls, a group of around 10,000 who reside in Sanya, are predominantly Muslim. Last month, Chinese Community Party issued an order banning traditional Utsul dress — the hijab and a long skirt — in schools and government buildings.
Among the new regulations are requirements for new mosques to be smaller, a vaguely-worded ban on buildings with “Arabic tendencies,” a ban on Arabic script on shop fronts, and a ban on placing the Mandarin characters for “halal” and “Islamic” on premises, the Post reported.
Source: Business Insider