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Muslim-majority Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

BEIJING: Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms. The decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province's Guanghe county, according to the Global Times. "Schools should require students to not enter religious venues for activities, nor attend scripture schools or…