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China launches anti-halal campaign in Xinjiang

SHANGHAI: The capital of China’s Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has launched a campaign against halal products to stop faith penetrating secular life and fuelling “extremism”. In a meeting on Monday, the Communist Party leaders of Urumqi led cadres to swear an oath to “fight a decisive battle against ‘pan-halalization’,” according to a notice posed on the city’s official WeChat account. Everyday halal products, like food and toothpaste, must be produced according to Islamic law. China…