Thursday, June 26, 2014

In China wearing the hijab on the national television is not an issue

This Malaysian singer, Shila Amzah is very popular in China.
She took part in a famous singing competition and went to the final.

She is wearing the hijab on the national television.
This is not an issue for the Chinese viewers and for the Chinese television.
In France this would have been forbidden and the cause for huge confrontation.
In China where religion is closely supervized that a singer is allowed to wear a religious symbol is a little strange to me.

It is also interesting to note that this young woman is Malaysian.
Still she takes part to the Chinese national television show, with success.
Of course this is not by chance. China is trying to get closer to Malaysia.
Chinese politics and medias have close ties so as to influence the general public opinion.

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