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Chinese Muslims perform Hajj in Mecca

11-07-2011 08:48 BJT

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Nearly 14 thousand Chinese Muslims have arrived in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage, also called The Hajj. The religious practice is expected to draw a total more than 2.5 million Muslims this year.

The Hajj in the sacred city of Mecca - Chinese Muslims are among the many Muslims arriving here from around the world for the annual ritual.

Coming from all over China, the Xinjiang delegation is the biggest, comprising more than
3,000 members.

Hong Changyou, director of Chinese Pilgrimage Work Group, said, "We have the support from the Chinese government and everything is going well. We are well prepared in daily supplies, medical services and security for the Chinese Muslims here."

More than 13,700 Chinese Muslims are performing the Hajj this year. The Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia offered its full support.

Wang Yong, council general of Consulate-General of China in Jeddah, said, "Firstly we made sure all the flights arrived here smoothly. We also provided assistance on their visas and communications with the Saudi side."

Chinese pilgrims are divided into several groups according to their origins. Most of them are from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

They join an estimated 2.5 million other Muslims from the rest of world.

This year, more than 13,000 Chinese Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the most
memorable moment of their life.

This year, more than 13,000 Chinese Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the most
memorable moment of their life.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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