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Recognition of religion or belief in Xinjiang

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China are classified terminal.

Recognition of religion or belief in Xinjiang


  • The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is currently engaged in a disastrously sophisticated campaign against religious activity in the province of Xinjiang; widely reported have been its so-far successful attempts at Sinicising the ethnic peoples of the region, all of which is regarded as having been allowed by a systemic lack of legal protections for the Uighur Muslims and other minorities as well as caused by the CCP’s exportation of worst practice on religion from the Chinese heartland to this outlying region.

  • There is no genuine means of existential recognition nor legal registration in Xinjiang as any singular instance of government authorisation grants no particular rights nor does it guarantee that future religious activity of the same or similar kind will be validated to take place.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Not without changes first made in the Chinese heartland will a reversal in these restrictive laws imposed in Xinjiang be practical but the consequences of what the CCP has done in interning innocent citizens into “re-education facilities” and in turning the Uighur society into a police state will likely be irreversible.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
Country or territory
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