Suppression in Xinjiang and the fast tracking of radicalization
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Party has a medium to long-term plan of 'Hanification' for the so-called autonomous region
Chinese military police attending an anti-terrorist oath taking rally in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Feb. 27. (Photo by AFP)
The random deadly attacks in China's northwest province of Xinjiang, often by knife by ethnic Muslim Uyghurs, that all to regularly result in retribution killings from security forces, have unfortunately started again.
It is becoming clear that more Uyghurs are being radicalized and trained overseas by groups such the so-called Islamic State, al-Qaeda and most probably more localized Southeast Asian groups.
According to experts, there are about 500 Chinese nationals fighting in Syria for Islamic militant groups.
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