Imam Chen Chen Guangyuan
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
Status: Featured in current year
Guangyuan is the Grand Imam of China as well as the president of the Islamic Association of China and the president of the Chinese-Islamic Institute. He has a very important position, with China’s 24.6 million Muslims coming almost exclusively from minority groups. Guangyuan has also recently spoken out in opposition to violence against Uighurs.