China calls for Int'l understanding, support to its fight against terrorism
                 English.news.cn | 2014-03-04 11:25:19 | Editor: An

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Fu Ying, spokesperson for the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC), addresses the press conference on the second session of the 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2014. The second session of the 12th NPC, the national legislature, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 5. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China calls for more understanding and support from the international community to its fight against terrorism, a spokeswoman of China's top legislature said Tuesday.

Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the second session of the 12th National People's Congress, made the remarks at a press conference prior to the opening of the session slated for Wednesday.

Terrorism has no borders, and China hopes for more international understanding and cooperation as it steps up anti-terrorism efforts, said Fu.

Fu condemned the terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan Province on Saturday that killed 29 people and injured 143, saying the mobs were "inhuman" killers.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on Monday that the terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban was responsible for the Kunming attack.

Police shot and killed four of them and captured an injured female attacker at the scene, and later captured another three suspects.

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The United Nations Security Council said in a statement on Sunday that the 15-nation UN body condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Saturday evening in the Kunming train station. Full story

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U.S. calls attack in Kunming "an act of terrorism"

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States calls an attack in China's Kunming "an act of terrorism" and extends its condolences for the loss of life, State Department said on Monday.

"Based on the information reported by the Chinese media, this appears to be an act of terrorism targeting random members of the public, so we are calling this an act of terrorism," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a press briefing. Full story

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BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The All-China Journalists Association on Monday condemned Western media for their "double standards" reporting on a deadly knife attack in southwest China's Kunming.

"Some Western media, who always shout for anti-terrorism and human rights, have turned a blind eye to the terrorist attack in Kunming," said the association in a statement. Full story

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Travellers at the airport will be subject to more frequent and closer scrutiny over their body and luggage, airport officials said, adding that the enhanced checks will prolong the process and thus advising passengers to check in earlier. Full story

 

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