The majority of china's muslims are turkic peoples living in the vast xinjiang region of northwest china the rest are mainly hui - either descendants of chinese converts to islam or the offspring of chinese intermarriages with muslim immigrants whose appearance is distinctly chinese. The hui people (chinese: 回族 pinyin: huízú wade–giles: hui 2 tsu 2, xiao'erjing: خُوِذُو dungan: хуэйзў, xuejzw) are an east asian ethnoreligious group predominantly composed of han chinese adherents of the muslim faith found throughout china, mainly in the northwestern provinces of the country and the zhongyuan region. China is treating islam like a mental illness the country is putting muslims in internment camps—and causing real psychological damage in the process which they refer to as east turkestan.
Islam has been practised in chinese society for at least 1,400 years currently, muslims are a significant minority group in china, thought to represent 1 to 3% of the total population though hui muslims are in the majority overall, the greatest concentration of muslims is in xinjiang, with the significant uyghur population there under a concerted state programme of suppression. Chinese officials have pushed back against growing criticism of the detention of muslim minorities in internment camps, claiming authorities are merely providing professional training and education.
Instead, xi decided to use the crisis in the muslim world as an opportunity to raise the curtain on china’s new middle east strategy, one that finally involves china getting off the sidelines. Some non-muslim customers have been assaulted for even asking for these items in muslim restaurants, or for merely requesting pork in a meal china is simply not tolerating islam at all they have seen what’s happening to the west.
Discussions to rebuke china for its treatment of its minority muslims have been underway for months among officials at the white house and the treasury and state departments. China’s efforts to quash what it says is separatism and religious extremism among its ethnic muslim population have turned the far western region of xinjiang into one of the world’s most. China’s campaign against its minority uighur population is a campaign of ethnic cleansing justified by “war on terror” rhetoric both liberals in the west and muslims in the east have.