Xinjiang successful in containing terrorism, CPPCC member says


Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has recorded no terror-related incidents in the past three and half years, and criminal and public security cases have fallen significantly, said Mutanlip Khasem, a member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, during the two sessions.

Mutanlip, also the deputy head of the standing committee of the regional people's congress, recalled a terrorist attack not far from his home during the second plenary meeting of the third session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee on Sunday.

"I still can't forget the terrible scene I saw in May 2014. Rioters detonated explosive devices in a morning market, and the attack left 39 people killed and 94 injured. After that, people of all ethnic groups were afraid to go out on the streets or meet in groups," Mutanlip said.

"After the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the region struck hard and maintained high pressure on the three forces of separatism, extremism and terrorism, and effectively contained the spread of terrorism in Xinjiang," he added.

Meanwhile, Mutanlip denounced so-called Uygur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 passed by the US House of Representatives, saying its purpose is to sow dissension among various ethnic groups in China.

"These anti-China forces deliberately smear, vilify and demonize China, and they discredit the Xinjiang's efforts in countering terrorism and deradicalization with false theories full of bias and disregard of facts," Mutanlip said.

"Nothing can stop the people of Xinjiang from forging ahead in a future of unity and prosperity," he added.

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