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China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll

Source: BBC Chinese authorities have ruled out open nominations for elections to choose Hong Kong’s leader. Authorities said two to three candidates will be nominated by a “broadly representative” committee.…

China plans to oust Microsoft, Apple and Android with own software

Source: Guardian UK China is planning its own desktop and mobile software to oust imported rivals from Microsoft, Apple and Google. The unnamed desktop version is due for release in…

China To Pope Francis: Don’t ‘Interfere’ With Our Country’s Religion

Religion News Service  | By Josephine McKenna Posted: 08/24/2014 8:14 pm EDT  VATICAN CITY (RNS) China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing,…

CHINA PUNISHES XINJIANG OFFICIAL FOR PRACTISING FAITH

BEIJING — China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal…

Inside China’s most radical cult

Telegraph: It was the day after Chinese New Year when Peng Lijuan, a 28-year-old computer science graduate, ran off to join China’s most radical cult. “When I got home, I…

eDigest: If China is Anti-Islam, Why Are These Chinese Muslims Enjoying a Faith Revival?

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as…

If China is Anti-Islam, Why Are These Chinese Muslims Enjoying a Faith Revival?

Source: Time Magazine By Hannah Beech / Linxia @hkbeech Aug. 12, 2014 Beijing bans some Muslims from observing Ramadan, or boarding public transport while veiled, but it allows millions of others to…

Imam’s killing in China may be aimed at making Muslim Uighurs choose sides

BEIJING – The murder of a state-backed imam in China’s Xinjiang region underscores an escalation in 18 months of violence and could be part of a bid by extremists to persuade…

China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China’s biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the authorities said, days after a…

Bubonic plague case triggers lockdown of Chinese city

 Russia Today: The 30,000 residents of Yumen in China have been cut off from the rest of the country to prevent the potential spread of bubonic plague. Lockdown was declared…

The suspicious timing. The MH17 tragedy happened two days after the BRICS announced an antidote to the IMF and the World Bank, bypassing the US dollar

Source: Asia Times: And then there’s the suspicious timing. The MH17 tragedy happened two days after the BRICS announced an antidote to the IMF and the World Bank, bypassing the…

Muslims in China province say they are banned from fasting during Ramadan

Chinese Muslims in the Western region of Xinjiang are distressed because they are banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Xinjiang is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur…

China Xinjiang: Muslim students ‘made to eat’ at Ramadan

Several university students from China’s western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of Ramadan. The three Muslim students we…

China Xinjiang: Muslim students ‘made to eat’ at Ramadan

By Martin Patience BBC News, Beijing Several university students from China’s western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of…

Xi says US-China confrontation would be ‘disaster’

Source: BBC Confrontation with the US would be a “disaster”, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said as he called for mutual respect between the two nations. Mr Xi’s comments came…

Chinese Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang Defy Government Ramadan Ban, Continue Traditions

China’s nationwide ban on state officials and school children fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has backfired, prompting ethnic Uighurs in the vast northwestern region of Xinjiang to become…

Tibetans May Have Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Extinct Human Relative

 | By MALCOLM RITTER Posted: 07/03/2014 9:25 am EDT NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene…

Muslims must recognise existence of people of other faiths: Mahatir Mohammad

Source: The Star online BY NURBAITI HAMDAN SERI KEMBANGAN: Muslims must recognise the existence of people of other faiths in order to live in peace with one another, said Tun…

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