just guessing, but I think it's more about keeping the Uyghur separatists under the boot of the Han Chinese.
What they do in Tibet also, trying to destroys cultures or religions from their occupations.
It's so bad in Tibet..
China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission | Humans Are Free
By barring any Buddhist monk living outside China from seeking reincarnation, the law effectively gives Chinese authorities the power to choose the next Dalai Lama, whose soul, by tradition, is reborn as a new human to continue the work of relieving suffering. -
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
China Uighur Conflict: Gang Knife Attack In Xinjiang Province Blamed On Islamic Terrorists
China calls it "terrorism", and this was brutal enough to call it that, the Uighur's are in NW China Muslims , and do not want to be part of China
so there is nationalism involved here too.
BBC News - European Court upholds French full veil ban
The French government argues that the ban has wide public support. The authorities see the full-face veil not only as an affront to French secular values but also as a potential security risk, as it conceals a person's identity
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
I support face covering bans for non-Muslim majority nations but not for the reasons China gave. To link Muslim face coverings to extremism is wrong and demonizes Muslims. The reason to give is that citizens can't cover face for crime reasons. I can't walk around with a motorbike helmet on because it hides my identity. This is a good enough reason. I think the CPC got this one wrong.
That is an idiotic statement. China does not ban all forms of expression. What are you even talking about?
its a bad move for china to tzamper with anything in any religious are,china was the only major comunist block country to allow widespread religious practice,although it was heavily restricted to state control,whereas other comunist block countries outright banned religion,or had an even tighter control on it.
even being china,i cant see such acts against muslims going far,as much of its western region is muslim,and the region in question could stir up rebels from kazakstan afghanistan uzbekistan kyrgystan etc.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”