Islamic State terror threat ups ante in China's far west
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Beijing is worried that IS-trained terrorists will wreak havoc in Xinjiang
The so-called Islamic State released a video warning China of upcoming terrorist attacks on Feb 27. (Screengrab from video)
After the so-called Islamic State (IS) released a video vowing to spill blood in China, the Chinese government has pledged to fight terrorist forces alongside the international community.
The 30-minute IS video showed a fighter, suspected to be a Uyghur from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China, claiming that he would go back to China and commit a terrorist attack. There were also images of Xinjiang and Chinese police patrolling the streets.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang was asked about the video, released by the Iraqi arm of IS, at a regular press meeting on March 1.
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