China issues white-paper on counter-terrorism

22 Juillet, 2019, 10:55 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • China's close ally Pakistan is a Muslim country and one of the most powerful members of the OIC

According to a text issued by the Information Office of the Council of State (CABINET), Xinjiang has long integrated the Chinese nation and has never been called "East Turkestan".

The 6,800-word document, released in full by state news agency Xinhua, said that Xinjiang "respects citizens' freedom to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion".

Xinjiang has multiple religions, including Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

It also said Islam was not the indigenous or sole belief system of the Uighurs but was imposed by the expansion of the Arab Empire, and that "theocracy" and "religious supremacism" were a betrayal that needed to be opposed.

China is officially an atheist country, although around 18% of the country's citizens identify as Buddhist, 5% Christians and under 2% Muslim, according to the CIA Factbook.

The paper said "hostile forces in and outside China, especially separatists, religious extremists and terrorists, have tried to split China and break it apart by distorting history and facts".

The letter was published on Friday on Tianshannet, the only major news website in Xinjiang in six languages including Chinese, Russian, Uygur, English, Kazakh and Turkish.

Les studios Marvel annoncent leurs sorties à venir au Comic-Con
Le catalogue des films Marvel y sera disponible, mais des séries seront produites pour l'occasion. Autre particularité: ce film-là sera le premier film d'horreur sorti des studios Marvel .

1,800 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal
In recent years, the country has witnessed some of its deadliest fires on record, with 106 people killed in 2017. Portugal's Civil Protection said some houses were hit by the flames but did not give a specific number.

Illegal Migrants Storm US-Mexico Border, CBP Fires Tear Gas, Pepper Spray
The busiest corridor for unauthorized border crossings is the Rio Grande Valley, at Texas' southernmost point. The MPP is unusual in that the USA government has secured the cooperation of the Mexican government.

"Having a stronger sense of identity with Chinese culture is essential to the prosperity and development of ethnic cultures in Xinjiang", according to the paper.

Pompeo said China is "home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time", and described China's policies in the Xinjiang as "the stain of the century".

"Xinjiang always upholds equality for all religions, showing neither favouritism towards nor discrimination against any religion and allowing no religion to be superior to any other religion", said the white paper.

Uyghurs have likened China's campaign against their people to a form of "cultural genocide", with former camp detainees describing forced lessons in Communist Party propaganda and region-wide bans on Uyghur culture and traditions.

Islamism has taken root in Chinese culture and has developed in a healthy way in the country, the document says. And, reports suggest that dozens of mosques have been destroyed in China's crackdown.

"... To address the problem at its source, vocational education and training centers have been established in accordance with the law to educate and rehabilitate law-breakers and those who have committed minor crimes, so as to eliminate the influence of terrorism and extremism on them and nip terrorist activities in the bud", it wrote. "The Uighur ethnic group came into being through a long process of migration and integration", it said, adding that it is part of the Chinese nation.

This kind of criticism betrays the basic conscience and justice of humanity, and will be repudiated by all genuine champions of justice and progress, it said.



Aide médicale de la Norvège — Ebola en RDC
Un pasteur est décédé lundi après avoir été le premier cas d'Ebola diagnostiqué à Goma, grande ville d'un million d'habitants à la frontière du Rwanda.

Ukraine president's party set for big win in parliamentary polls
Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party is expected to garner support from a little more than half of those who meant to vote. Prior to his election, Zelensky, 41, was known for his comic television portrayal of a schoolteacher who becomes president.

Cambodia denies deal to allow armed Chinese forces at its naval base
China has signed a secret deal to gain exclusive rights to a Cambodian naval base, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Reece to start for under-strength All Blacks against Pumas
Hansen said he expected to face an Argentina side that was brimming with self-belief and intent on claiming a prize scalp. New Zealand have never lost in 28 meetings with Argentina, although the South Americans managed a 21-21 draw in 1985.

2nd LD-Writethru: Kurdish security forces capture assassin of Turkish diplomat
The statement did not give further details, but said the suspect was already wanted by security agencies in Iraq's Kurdish region. On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq.

SDCC 2019 - Archer Renewed For Season 11
One burning question now is, will season 11 bring us the series finale? "It feels brand-new again to me". Creator Adam Reed made it seem previously like season 10, which is now airing, would be the show's last.

Man seriously injured after auto drives through crowd at Dundalk graveyard
The cemetery was crowded at the time and number of other people are believed to have sustained minor injuries in the incident. He said the driver sped through the graveyard towards a auto park before driving back towards him and mounting the kerb.

Deux départements du Limousin en vigilance orange — Chaleur
Au cours de la première quinzaine du mois de juillet 2019, l'excédent de température est de +1,7°C en moyenne sur la France. " Globalement cette canicule sera moins intense que celle de juin".

Noyade d'un enfant de six ans à Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
Agé de six ans, ce dernier s'est noyé dans le bassin d'une base de loisirs à Villeneuve-sur-Yonne (dans l' Yonne ). Il a été immédiatement pris en charge et transporté au Centre hospitalier de Sens, où il est décédé à son arrivée.

L'Aigle a atterri: il y a 50 ans, l'Homme sur la Lune
Armstrong, premier homme à avoir laissé son empreinte sur le sol lunaire, est décédé en 2012 à l'âge de 82 ans. Ses fils Eric et Mark, ainsi que leurs familles, étaient présents dans le Bureau ovale.