Fasting during the month of Ramadan in China is difficult for its Uyghur Muslim minority as the government restricts their faith.
China has banned Ramadan for some in the Muslim Uighur minority. For Years now, the Chinese government has put very strict prohibitions on fasting, particularly for people who are government employees. School students are also not allowed to fast. They are even not allowed to practice their faith. They are told that you know, to be religious or to be a Muslim is to have a psychiatric disorder.
Chinese authorities see fasting as a “sign of extremism”. Since 2016, the government has bolstered the “STRIKE HARD AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM” campaign. We have documented the authorities detaining up to a million Turkic Muslims, mostly Uighurs for weeks and months at a time.
China’s detention of Muslims seeks to politically “reeducate” the Uighur minority. They are forced to spend most of their days doing things like studying Xi Jining Thought and Chinese Communist party dogma, singing CCP patriotic songs and particularly studying Mandarin.
Surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang province is also prevalent. I think it’s very clear that the Chinese govt has decided that an Islamic identity or Muslim identity is a serious threat and it has to be eradicated.