Chinese authorities launch 'anti-halal' crackdown in Xinjiang

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Party officials also urged government officers to speak Mandarin at work and in public

Authorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal,” claiming the growing number of halal products is encouraging religious extremism in the heavily monitored Chinese region.

Party officials in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, which is home to about 12 million people from Muslim minorities, on Monday called on government officers to strengthen the “ideological struggle” and fight “halalification” or the “pan halal tendency,” a post on the Urumqi People’s Procuratorate Wechat account said.

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