Tag: China

China Bans Ramadan Fast in Muslim Northwest

 Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been ordered by the state20126297372684734_20to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Statements posted in the past week on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organisations in the Xinjiang region said the ban would protect students’ wellbeing and prevent the use of schools and government offices to promote religion, the AP news agency reported on Thursday. more

Three Noes… No Pigeons, No planes, No…

hinese authorities aren’t kidding around when it comes to security measures for the Communist Party’s 18th congress, which begins November 8 in Beijing. In preparation for the once-in-a-decade event, where the party’s new leaders will be named, Beijing residents are…

Self-cleaning cotton!

Efforts to create self-cleaning cotton fabrics are bearing fruit in China. Engineers have created a chemical coating that causes cotton materials to clean themselves of stains and remove odours when exposed to sunlight. The researchers say the treatment is cheap,…