ARAB NEWS - July 24, 2014
An estimated 21 million Chinese Muslims fast during the holy month of
Ramadan and are allowed under the country's constitution to freely
practice other Islamic rituals, according to the Chinese ambassador to
Li Chengwen told Arab News here recently that these Muslims are from 10 ethnic minorities in the country.
He was speaking to congratulate Muslims here ahead of upcoming Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
of faith is the legitimate right of citizens and explicitly protected
by the constitution and other laws in China,” Li said.
He said that
he understands the importance of Ramadan for Muslims, who fast to
empathize with the plight of the poor, and engage in prayers and
charitable acts to increase their spirituality.