Tag Archives: Religion

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Who are the Dong people?

The Dong people are one of China’s 55 recognized ethnic minorities. While the majority of people in China are Han Chinese, eight percent of the population is made up of other cultures. The minorities are given their status by the government according to their culture, rather than race. The Dong people The population of Dong […]

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Islam in China
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A brief history on Islam in China

They began as merchants Islam has been in China for 1400 years. Twenty years or so after the death of Muhammed, Muslim envoys came overland from the Middle East. Consequently, the majority of Muslims in China are today still predominantly in the northwest and southwest. The introduction of Islam to China occurred relatively peacefully. They […]

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China and Pakistan
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Why are China and Pakistan good friends?

China And Pakistan: Young Love ‘Sweeter than the sweetest honey in the world, deeper than the deepest sea, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight…’ Do these words ring a bell? You could be mistaken in thinking they are lyrics from some old-school crooner. But no. These were the words used by Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani […]

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