These measures include the promulgation and implementation of the Measures of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Enforcement of the Anti-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China.The report then asserts that China has protected freedom of religion in Xinjiang by expanding the government’s power to control religious practices by implementing “Regulations on Anti-extremism of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region” and working to “strengthen management of religious affairs in accordance with the law.” The claims in the report echo those of a similar publication released almost exactly one year ago, titled “Freedom of Religious Belief in Xinjiang,” which asserted that “Normal religious activities in Xinjiang are protected by law, and religious organizations are responsible for coordinating internal religious affairs and the government should not interfere.” This year, the Chinese government white paper did not claim that the government had minimized its interference in religion, instead claiming its interference aided the “normal” practice of religion.
Xinjiang is home to most of the nation’s Muslim Uighur minority and borders both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Authorities in Beijing have expressed concern that Muslim separatist groups in the region are feeding the population of Islamic State jihadists in the group’s Middle Eastern strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
First, I present the C14 date of a Manichaean illuminated book fragment from Turfan, and thereby introduce the earliest securely dated painted manuscript from Central Asia. Second, I apply this datum to the evaluation of the corpus of Uygur Manichaean art.
A necessary step in this phase of my study is to identify four basic stylistic and technical trends ("styles") documented among the remains that have not been recognized before.
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'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur discusses the journalistic integrity of Breitbart News: "When you have to cite yourself as a source, chances are you’re lying.
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.
In reality, the Chinese government announced a nationwide campaign to eradicate non-Mandarin languages in January, which corresponded with the development of a plan to promote intermarriage between Uighurs and the Han minority and the imposition of a variety of ordinances that prohibit overly Islamic activity in public.
Among the activities prohibited in public in Xinjiang is the wearing of burqas in the capital city of Urumqi, the use of public transportation while wearing any Islamic garb, and the observance of the Ramadan fast by Communist Party officials.
The painters of the West Asian tradition mainly concerned themselves with manuscript illumination (ninety-eight fragmentary paintings document their work).