Sunday, June 30, 2013

After Two Days Of Deadly Unrest China Boosts Security In Xinjiang Province

Violence in Restive Chinese Region Prompts Crackdown -- New York Times

HONG KONG — China’s Communist Party leadership has started a security crackdown in the far western region, Xinjiang, vowing to apply “high pressure” methods after two outbursts of violence there in recent days pitted members of the Uighur ethnic minority against police forces, state television reported Saturday.

China’s president, Xi Jinping, and other members of the Politburo Standing Committee — the seven-member inner circle of power — met Friday to discuss the violence in Xinjiang, the television report said. They demanded a tough response to what the Chinese government calls separatist terrorism, and they used words that underscored their jitters about Xinjiang, days ahead of the anniversary of deadly ethnic violence four years ago.

The party leaders acknowledged entrenched problems in Xinjiang, according to the report. But their immediate emphasis was on tighter security.

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More News On The Chinese Response To Recent Attacks In Xinjiang Province

China orders round-the-clock patrols in Xinjiang following recent series of bloody clashes -- Washington Post/AP
Chinese crack down on violence in western Uighur region -- L.A. Times
China ramps up response after Xinjiang 'attacks' -- FOX News/AFP
China tightens security in Xinjiang after clashes -- Financial Times
Security crackdown in China's far western Xinjiang region -- Australia Network News
China pledges to clamp down on terrorism in Xinjiang -- Asia One
China steps up operations in Xinjiang -- BBC

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