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New education rules for the largely Muslim region of Xinjiang prohibit parents from encouraging children to engage in religious activities

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inors are not supposed to participate in religious activities in China, and new education regulations for the Xinjiang region that take effect on Nov. 1 explicitly state that parents and guardians may not "organize, lure or force minors into attending religious activities."
6 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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