Female imams Guo Dongping (green scarf) and Aisya Bai Yuxia (red scarf) greet other Muslim women in Sangpo village, Henan.
Religious revival ... an ethnic Hui Muslim stands in a mosque in Henan province where interest in Islam is intensifying.
A Uihgur stands outside the venerated Idkah Mosque in Kashgar as Chinese tourists take photographs (Richard Jones/Sinopix)
A muslim slum in Shayibag district on the edge of Urumqi City, Xinjiang Province, China (Richard Jones/Sinopix)
A sign above a street of Kashgar reads leaders and members of the illegal Islamic Liberation Party will be severely punished by law.
Local Uihgurs pass a 20 m-tall statue of Cahirman Mao that has been installed in The People's Square, Kashgar (Richard Jones/Sinopix)
A member of the ethnic Uighur population argues with a member of the imported Han Chinese population in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Province, China (Richard Jones/Sinopix)