People with large beards or Islamic clothing are banned from travelling on public buses in China,Xinjiang's Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Authorities in Karamay banned people wearing hijabs, niqabs, burkas, or clothing with the Islamic star and crescent symbol from taking local buses, the Karamay Daily reported.
The ban also covers "large beards", the paper said, adding: "Those who do not cooperate with inspection teams will be handled by police."
Xinjiang, a resource rich region which abuts central Asia, is the homeland of China's mostly Muslim Uyghur Turk minority and has been hit by a wave of clashes between locals and security forces which have killed hundreds in the past year.
China last month enforced a ban on students and government staff from Ramadan fasting, while officials have also tried to encourage locals in Xinjiang not to wear Islamic veils.
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