Se­vere crack­down on vi­o­lent and ter­ror­ist crimes

China Daily (Canada) - - COMMENT -

Thirty-nine people were killed and more than 90 in­jured in the deadly ter­ror­ist at­tack in Urumqi, Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gion, onMay 22. This bru­tal act of ter­ror­ists— tar­get­ing in­no­cent people, es­pe­cially se­nior cit­i­zens, women and chil­dren— has re­vealed their evil de­signs and in­hu­man na­ture. Ter­ror­ists have no con­cern for hu­man­ity and chal­lenge the bot­tom line of civ­i­lized so­ci­ety; they are the en­emy of the en­tire hu­man race.

The in­hu­man and bru­tal ter­ror­ist acts have out­raged people of all eth­nic groups not only in Xin­jiang but also the rest of the coun­try. Soon af­ter the May 22 ter­ror­ist at­tack in Urumqi, theMin­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity an­nounced the launch­ing of a oneyear na­tion­wide crack­down on ter­ror­ists, with espe­cial fo­cus on Xin­jiang as it has suf­fered a se­ries of deadly ter­ror­ist at­tacks in re­cent times.

Since there is no room for com­pro­mise or con­ces­sion in the bat­tle against ter­ror­ism, we al­ways have to be on guard against ter­ror­ists and help the govern­ment to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ist groups in or­der to safe­guard so­cial sta­bil­ity.

While en­cour­ag­ing people to re­port and ex­pose ter­ror­ists and the mas­ter­minds be­hind the past and po­ten­tial at­tacks, govern­ment de­part­ments should carry out ex­ten­sive op­er­a­tions against ter­ror­ist groups and ex­trem­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions to root out the evil of ter­ror­ism from so­ci­ety.

In his speech at the Con­fer­ence on In­ter­ac­tion and Con­fi­dence-Build­ingMea­sures in Asia, Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping said the coun­try will strike hard against and have zero-tol­er­ance to­ward the three evil forces of sep­a­ratism, ex­trem­ism and ter­ror­ism, and en­hance in­ter­na­tional and re­gional co­op­er­a­tion to en­sure that the Chi­nese people live in peace.

Ter­ror­ist at­tacks will not af­fect so­cial sta­bil­ity in Xin­jiang or, for that mat­ter, any other part of the coun­try. In­stead, they will unite all eth­nic groups in the fight against the evil forces and strengthen the Party and govern­ment’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to se­verely crack down on ter­ror­ists.

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