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China: Xinjiang serial terrorist attacks death toll rises to 35


Police patrol the road into the town of Lukqun. Photo: AFP

Police patrol the road into the town of Lukqun. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily, which usually has better source of China news, said in its report titled Rioters went all out to attack people, blew up a police station with hand grenades: 27 dead in serial terrorist attacks in Xinjiang:

“Yesterday, serial terrorist attacks occurred in Shanshan County, Turpan, Xinjiang. Rioters armed with knives, guns and hand grenades attacked a police substation, government office and construction site, set fire to police cars and caused the death of 9 policemen and 8 civilians.

“10 rioters were killed while more than 10 of them fled. It is said that the rioters did that to retaliate the Uygur-Han clash at a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdon on June 26 four years ago. That clash was said to be what triggered the July 7 riot in Urumqi.—China team of this newspaper.

“Sources say that the attacks this time were not random cutting and killing of people on the streets, but relatively better organised and coordinated ones. It is said that after an attack in one place, the rioters rode on cars prepared beforehand to a second place to continue their crimes.

“Most of those killed were ethnic Han people who came to Xinjiang to work. The casualty was heavy as the rioters used their homemade hand grenades.

“From the photos of the site posted on the internet, we can see some police cars were burnt out and some bodies including females have not been removed.”

SCMP, another Hong Kong newspaper with a better source of China news, says in its report Death toll from Xinjiang attacks rises to 35 today:

People’s Armed Police base, government offices and construction site were targeted by rioters.

“Beijing yesterday raised the death toll from a series of attacks in Turpan , Xinjiang , on Wednesday from 27 to 35.

“Twenty-four were killed by rioters, including two policemen, Xinhua said, adding that 16 of them were Uygurs. Police killed 11 rioters, while 21 police officers and civilians were injured.

Wreckage from terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. Photo: SCMP

Wreckage from terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. Photo: SCMP

“Xinhua said an unspecified number of “mobsters” stormed the government office, the police station, the

People’s Armed Police base and a construction site in Lukqun township, Shanshan county, at around 5.50am on Wednesday. The authorities did not mention that a PAP base was also among the targets of attacks until yesterday.

“It said four suspected rioters who were injured had been detained.

“It was the first Chinese-language report on the incident released by Xinhua, which carried an English report roughly seven hours after the attacks.

“Neither report mentioned the number of attackers, their ethnicity or what caused the attacks. But yesterday’s report branded the incident a “violent terrorist attack.”

“A visitor to Turpan yesterday said he saw a roadblock with armed police officers and about 20 police vehicles.

“A resident said a helicopter arrived on the scene along with many police and soldiers.

“The Global Times, a tabloid affiliated with the People’s Daily, yesterday quoted an unnamed regional official as saying that “earlier this year local police handled a case in which a store was attacked, which might have triggered that violence”.

“The attack came less than two weeks ahead of the fourth anniversary of ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and Uygurs in Urumqi , the regional capital, which left nearly 200 dead. Two months ago, 15 policemen or officials and six assailants were killed in another conflict in Bachu county, Kashgar , which involved attackers armed with knives and axes and the burning of a house.

Map of Lukqun, Xinjiang

Map of Lukqun, Xinjiang

“A Lukqun resident told the South China Morning Post by phone that local officials had told people to stay at home and be vigilant soon after the violence on Wednesday, adding that dozens of militia soldiers from his village were patrolling the streets.

“It was the deadliest unrest in the region since the media-savvy Zhang Chunxian became regional party secretary in April 2010, less than a year after the bloody clashes in Urumqi.

“The mainland authorities said clashes in 2011 that killed 19 were organised by terrorists who trained in Pakistan and were part of a separatist movement seeking an independent state in Xinjiang. But they did not give further details about the motive and background of the assailants in Wednesday’s attack.

“Many Uygurs chafe at the central government’s restrictions on their culture, language and religion. Beijing says it grants them wide-ranging freedoms.”

Sources: Singtao Daily “Rioters went all out to attack people, blew up a police station with hand grenades: 27 dead in serial terrorist attacks in Xinjiang” (excerpts translated from Chinese by Chan Kai Yee), SCMP “Death toll from Xinjiang attacks rises to 35”
 
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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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