China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished. Officials said the newly built Weizhou Grand Mosque in the Ningxia region had not been given proper building permits. But worshippers refused to back down – one resident said they “won’t let the government touch […]