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Q&A Williams / Fang / Urumqi


China Is Continuing What It Terms Its War On Terror In The Far-West Province Of Xinjiang, Detaining Five People And Seizing 1.8 Metric Tons Of Bomb-Making Material. A Statement By The Local Government In The Hotan Area Of Southern Xinjiang Said Two Explosive-Producing Sites Were Also Destroyed In The Monday Raid. Beijing Has Announced A Year-Long Security Crackdown Following Last Week's Attack That Killed 43 People And Wounded More Than 90 In The Regional Capital, Urumqi. Officials Say The Holan Suspects Planned A Similar Attack, Using Explosives And Ramming Their Cars Through Crowds. They Also Watched Violent Terrorist And Religious Extermist Videos. The Incident In Urumqi Last Week Was The Latest In A Series Of Violent Attacks That Are Through By Many To Be The Work Of Uighurs, A Largely Muslim Ethnic Minority Group That Is Native To Xinjiang. Many Uighurs In China Often Complain Of Religious And Cultural Discrimination. VOA's Sarah Williams Spoke With Correspondent Dong Fang, Who's In Urumqi, And Asked Him To Describe The Heightened Security.

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