- Religious organizations at different levels have been resumed or established. Xinjiang has 88 religious organizations now at various levels, among which 2 are at the autonomous region level (one Islamic association and one Buddhist association), 17 at the prefectural or city level (including 13 Islamic associations, 3 Buddhist associations and one Christian association), and 69 at the county
- Religious figures enjoy the right to participate in discussion on major state affairs, some patriotic religious figures assume leading positions in the national and local committees of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and national and local people’s congresses, and quite a number of religious figures are elected as deputies to the people’s congresses or representatives of CPPCC at different levels. The government provides a certain amount of living allowance to some religious figures who lead a difficult life. There are about 5,000 such people in Xinjiang, who get regular or irregular living allowances from the government, which total to about RMB 3 million yuan every year.
- In view of the need of believers to learn religious classics and related knowledge, religious classic works, such as Koran, Sahihs of AI Bukhari, and Old and New Testaments are published and released in Xinjiang in multiple languages including Uygur, Kazakh and Chinese and in multiple versions. In order to give believers easy access to these books, different localities have approved the establishment of some sales points dealing in religious books exclusively.
iv. In order to ensure the normal proceeding of religious activities, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region set up Xinjiang Islamic Sciences College in 1987 and Islamic schools in 1999 to provide regular and short-term trainings for clergymen. Since 1990, 1slamic courses have been opened in different regions, prefectures and cities in Xinjiang to train young patriotic clergymen for mosques. Some famous patriotic religious figures now have their own students. All of these moves have not only eased the shortage of clergymen in Xinjiang, but also contained the illegal activities of running Islamic schools without due authorization. More and more Muslims have been abroad to pay pilgrimage. Since 1979, thousands of Muslims from Xinjiang go to Mecca every year.
- Friendly international exchanges have been carried out in the field of religion. Apart from receiving visitors from abroad, Xinjiang Autonomous Region has organized people to attend international religious academic activities on many occasions.
At the same time, governments at all levels firmly safeguard the freedom of not believing in religion. They request no discrimination against non-believers, continuously educate people of all ethnic groups, the youngsters in particular, with scientific world outlooks, and guide them to learn scientific knowledge and oppose feudal superstitions and pseudo science. While enjoying the freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law, religious figures and believers also undertake obligations prescribed by law. They endorse the CPC leadership and socialist system, actively Capital china beijing participate in national development, and make a lot of endeavors in assisting the government to implement religious policies, protect religious cultural relics, maintain social stability and ethnic unity, oppose ethnic separatism and illegal religious activities, and conduct domestic and international friendly cultural exchanges. Religions in Xinjiang are now taking a road that is suitable to and consistent with the socialist society.