BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese have condemned the recent terror attacks in China's western autonomous region of Xinjiang and said they support the Beijing's efforts to restore order and stability.
Fengxiang Qiao, chairman of U.S.-China Friendship Association, said the recent violence and terror activities in Xinjiang were neither of ethnic nor religious nature but separatist moves that claimed the lives of innocent civilians and caused property damage.
Qiao, a professor at Texas Southern University, said overseas Chinese firmly support measures taken by the Chinese government to crack down on all forms of terrorist acts and to maintain social stability and secure personal safety and property.
Yuan Yi, deputy chair of the Russian Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, told Xinhua in an interview the Chinese community in Russia was outraged by the recent atrocities by terrorists in Xinjiang, adding such brutal acts wreaked havoc on ethnic unity and social stability in the region.
Saying it was the common obligation of overseas Chinese to support China's national unity and make contributions to this purpose, Yuan said the Chinese community in Russia support counter-terror measures by the Chinese government.
Chen Wenjian, chairman of Chinese Enterprises Association in Algeria, said the association strongly condemned recent terror attacks in Xinjiang, which were brutal and of an abominable nature.
The association also firmly supports countermeasures by the Chinese government and its fight against the "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism in Xinjiang, he said.
Meanwhile, a Chinese business group in Morocco also condemned the terror attacks in Xinjiang. It said such crimes aimed to incite ethnic hatred and sabotage national stability as part of a separatist agenda.
Ethnic unity was the cornerstone for the realization of the Chinese Dream and it must not be spoiled, the group said.
Han Jun, chairman of the Eastern-African Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, said the recent terror attacks in Xinjiang exposed the anti-human and anti-society nature of terrorists and the perpetrators of these attacks were "the common enemy of all Chinese."
Wu Wuhua, head of a Chinese business association in France, said the Chinese communities overseas were indignant over the recent terror attacks in Xinjiang.
He hoped different ethnic groups in Xinjiang would join hands and make earnest efforts to safeguard social stability.
Luo Yuhong, chief editor of a Chinese business newspaper in Belgium, said the criminals behind the violent terror attacks in Xinjiang showed their indifference to human lives and a lack of basic human conscience.
They killed innocent civilians and stormed government institutions in a cruel manner, which was outrageous, he said.
CPC paper urges efforts to safeguard social stability in Xinjiang
BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The People's Daily called for steadfast efforts to maintain social stability in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in a commentary published on Tuesday.
The flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said in the commentary that violent terrorist attacks that have recently occurred in Xinjiang have compromised local people's safety. Full story
Fugitive of Xinjiang attack captured
URUMQI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Police in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday captured the rioter that had been on the run after a terrorist attack which killed 24 people on Wednesday.
The man captured is Yiblayan Eli, a member of the 17-member gang behind the attack in Lukqun Township in Shanshan County in the region's Turpan Prefecture, said a Xinjiang police statement. Full story
Official urges 24-hour patrol in Xinjiang after terror attacks
URUMQI, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official said on Saturday that armed police should make 24-hour patrol on all weather conditions in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to guarantee the safety of local people.
The call was made Saturday night by Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Full story
China opposes U.S. remarks on Xinjiang attack: FM spokeswoman
BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Friday that China hopes the United States will avoid using a double standard when discussing terrorism.
Hua made the comment in response to a question about U.S. remarks regarding a violent attack that occurred on Wednesday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Full story
Rioters kill 24 in Xinjiang
SHANSHAN COUNTY, Xinjiang, June 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 24 people have been killed by rioters in a violent terrorist attack in a remote town in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Xinhua has learned.
The attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday in Lukqun Township in Shanshan County in the autonomous region's Turpan Prefecture. Rioters killed 24 people, including two police officers. Full story