Muslims make up 1.6% of China’s population, which means that the country has 21 million followers of Islam. The largest concentration of Muslims observed in Gansu, and Ningxia Hui and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regions. Nevertheless, they can be found anywhere in the country. Integration of Muslims in contemporary Chinese society is associated with certain problems of racial, cultural and economic sense. These pictures were taken in Shanghai photographer Tim Franco, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Financial Times and Le Monde.