China Criminalizes Religious Assemby in Muslim Province

China Bans Religious Gatherings For Children in Muslim Province

China’s government has banned children from attending religious events over the winter break in Linxia, a predominantly Muslim county in the province of Gansu, as the Chinese Communist Party ramps up control of religious education.

The district’s education bureau announced in a notice online that all school students in the area were prohibited from entering religious buildings over their holiday break.

Students must also not read scriptures in classes or in religious buildings, the bureau said, adding that all students and teachers should heed the notice and work to strengthen political ideology and propaganda.

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