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Chinese ramp up security in restive Xinjiang

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 00:48

June 30 - Following a mob attack on a police station, Beijing ramps up security in the restive Muslim majority province of Xinjiang. Andrew Raven reports.

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Chinese police - at the ready in the restive western region of Xinjiang. Beijing said Saturday it was planning to clamp down on recent unrest in the territory, home to mainly Muslim Uighur people. The warning came after a mob reportedly attacked a police station in the remote desert city of Hotan. The increased security comes almost a week before the fourth anniversary of riots pitted Uighurs against ethnic Chinese. Those clashes left nearly 200 people dead. Many Uighur chafe at what they call Chinese government restrictions on their culture, language and religion. China disputes those allegations.

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Chinese ramp up security in restive Xinjiang

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 00:48