A directive suggests authorities are trying to undermine Uyghur observance of the Muslim holy month.
All versions of the Islamic holy book published prior to 2012 are seized.
More than 90 percent of Xinjiang’s residents received checkups over a seven-month period.
The move sparks concerns among rights groups and exile Uyghurs that the mostly Muslim group is being targeted for racial profiling.
Dolkun Isa, co-founder of an exile Uyghur organization opposed by China, is forced from a UN building without explanation.
Only Uyghurs are targeted in a move to investigate the political views of students studying abroad.