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China holds firm on Xinjiang as neighbouring Afghanistan poses security concerns | Source: South China Morning Post

Police officers patrol streets of Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region, which shares a border with Afghanistan.

China has vowed to press on with its security measures in Xinjiang amid concerns about the developing situation in neighbouring Afghanistan, which shares a mountainous 74km  border with the northwestern Chinese region. Beijing has been keen to promote stability in Afghanistan, not least because of its concerns over a terrorism “spillover” across the border by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) – a separatist group founded by militant Uygurs which Beijing blamed for a spate of violent attacks in Xinjiang.

Source: South China Morning Post


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  • CHINA: China condemns U.S decision to drop the al-Qaeda-affiliated East Turkestan Islamic Movement (an Islamic extremist organization founded by Uyghur jihadists in Western China) from its list of terrorist organizations, as the ETIM has been engaged in terrorist and violent activities seriously threatening the security and stability of China.

SOURCE: CGTN

 

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