Reporter: Han Bin 丨 CCTV.com 10-02-2016
We continue with our special series on Xinjiang. Around one in ten
Chinese practice a religion. The principal religions are Buddhism,
Taoism, Islam, and Christianity. Islam alone has around 21 million
followers in China. And with some 25,000 mosques, Xinjiang is home to
the country's largest Muslim population. China says it fully respects
the freedom of religious beliefs, and that its commitment "cannot be
matched by any other period in China's history."
also says it firmly opposes any attempt to politicize religious issues.
China refutes reports by some western media that fasting was banned
during the holy month of Ramadan. In today's episode, reporter Han Bin
documents the last days of Ramadan at one mosque in Bachu County.