China Shifts Momentum to Halal Food Products
China has set its sight on halal food as its next target to fight pan-Islamist growth in the region. The move comes at a time when fears of the growth of the pan-Islamist movement have gone an extra mile according to a religious official.
The Times of India quoted Wang Zuon, an official at the State Administration for Religious Affairs, saying that nothing would be spared when addressing the matter.
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"China will seriously address the problem of hyping up, twisting and expanding the halal food concept," Wang said.
In his remarks, he also added that as an Islamic community in China, they should encourage socialism and remain at the forefront to oppose religious extremism.
In an interview with the Global Times, Xiong Kunxin, an ethnic study professional at the Minzu University of China based in Beijing, said that Halal is a new technique adopted by the pan-Islamists to assist in its growth.
He said that halal is a new method used by the pan-Islamism groups that aims at causing chaos in China's security system as well as interfering with the regions' peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic groups.
The anti-terror department of the Chinese state also noted that if any company were to be found going against the new laws, which are yet to be put in place, will be charged a criminal case and would be fined with 10,000 yuan ($1,446) or 15 days detention or even both.
The new regulations come at a time when the Chinese government has ordered residents in the Xinjiang community to submit any form of identification they have and re-apply for them if they need to travel.