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Opinion: China aims to change perceptions of halal

By Qindexing, China Daily

By Qindexing, China Daily Estimated at around 1 to 2 percent of the population, Muslims are very much in the minority in China and concentrated in regions including Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Gansu province, Qinghai province and Xinjiang. Uygur autonomous region. Yet this small percentage still translates into a population of more than 20 million people, representing a sizable market for local and foreign enterprises in halal food and other products. Southeast Asian companies have been making forays into China while, at the same time, indigenouslocal businesses that have long provided for the dietary needs of their fellow believers are looking to expand…

Review Overview

Summary : China's courtship with the Muslim world in recent times has also included trade delegations to Islamic nations and two visits to Saudi Arabia by former Chinese president Hu Jintao.

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