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China Says There is no Discrimination in Xinjiang Ahead of Ramadan

BEIJING, June 2 – Religious discrimination does not exist in China’s unruly western Xinjiang region and there will be no interference in Ramadan activities, the government said on Thursday ahead of this year’s holy month, despite criticism from rights groups. The fasting month of Ramadan, which begins next week, is a sensitive time in Xinjiang,

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After Shootout, China Says Uighur Militants A Threat to Indonesia

BEIJING, March 17  – Ethnic Uighur militants from western China are increasing their presence in Indonesia, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, after Indonesian security forces said they killed two Uighurs belonging to a militant network. Indonesia has launched an aggressive, military-backed, security campaign in the jungles of Sulawesi island as it battles the threat

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China Says It Wants Deeper Defense, Anti-Terror Ties With Arab World

BEIJING, Jan 13 – China wants to develop deeper defense and anti-terrorism ties with the Arab world, including joint exercises, intelligence sharing and training, the government said in a policy document released by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China has tended to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to

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China says Mandarin Daesh Song Shows Need for Global Cooperation

BEIJING, Dec 8 – A Chinese-language song purportedly released by Daesh shows the need for closer global cooperation against terrorism, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, as a senior official said the fight against Islamist militancy had made progress. China relies on the Middle East for oil supplies, but tends to leave diplomacy there to

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China Calls For Uighur Militants To Be Targeted In Global War On Terror

BEIJING, Nov. 16 – The struggle against Islamist militants in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should become an “important part” of the world’s war on terror, China’s foreign minister said, following the attacks in Paris. Hundreds of people have died in unrest in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people, and other

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