13 March 2017

News Story: China's Xinjiang resolutely fights terrorism as risks remain - officials

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday said the region has maintained a high-pressure crackdown to ensure stability as destabilizing factors remain.

Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the regional government, said Xinjiang has been "resolutely and forcefully" fighting terrorism to maintain stability in the past year.

People across Xinjiang have recently joined public gatherings to show resolve fighting terrorism.

The action gave the public a strong sense of security, further mobilizing them to join "the people's war" against terrorism, said Sharhat Ahan, deputy secretary of the commission for political and legal affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s regional committee.

"Terrorists should be warned not to 'hit the rock with eggs' or they would face serious consequences," he said.

The Xinjiang officials made the remarks at a panel discussion of the Xinjiang delegation to the National People's Congress (NPC) at the annual parliamentary session in Beijing.

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