Mil­lions at­tend flag-rais­ing cer­e­monies across Xin­jiang

Global Times US Edition - - TOPNEWS -

More than 10 mil­lion res­i­dents in over 10,000 com­mu­ni­ties of North­west China’s Xin­jiang Uyghur Au­tonomous Re­gion con­ducted flag-rais­ing cer­e­monies for Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ed­u­ca­tion Day on Sun­day.

Some 12,000 com­mu­ni­ties from the city of Urumqi, Kash­gar pre­fec­ture, Hotan pre­fec­ture and Ili Kazak au­tonomous pre­fec­ture con­ducted cer­e­monies on Sun­day, the Xin­hua News Agency re­ported.

Speeches on na­tional se­cu­rity were de­liv­ered un­der the aus­pices of the gen­eral of­fice of the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s re­gional com­mit­tee in Xin­jiang. The speeches stressed the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions, such as obey­ing na­tional se­cu­rity rules, laws and reg­u­la­tions, re­port­ing clues about ac­tiv­i­ties harm­ful to na­tional se­cu­rity and pro­vid­ing con­ve­nience and as­sis­tance to na­tional se­cu­rity work.

The flag ris­ing ac­tiv­ity was one of a se­ries of on­go­ing na­tional se­cu­rity ed­u­ca­tion ac­tiv­i­ties this year, the Xin­jiang Party com­mit­tee of­fice said.

All the res­i­dents of 24 vil­lages in Ail­ix­ihu town­ship, Shache county, Kash­gar at­tended the ac­tiv­ity. In Au­gust 2014, 37 civil­ians were killed and 13 in­jured in a ter­ror­ist at­tack in Shache, Xin­hua re­ported. Fifty-nine at­tack­ers were shot dead and 215 ar­rested, ac­cord­ing to the Xin­jiang news web­site ts.cn.

The at­tack leader re­port­edly came from Ail­ix­ihu.

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