HOW CHINA IS CONTROLLING ITS MUSLIM PROBLEM....
- From: NUKE MECCA <mormoninfo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 16:40:35 -0700 (PDT)
40,000 cameras keep watch on China's Urumqi
July 2, 2010
BEIJING — Police have installed 40,000 security cameras throughout the
capital of China's Xinjiang region, state media said on Friday, as the
city braces for the first anniversary of deadly ethnic violence.
The cameras have been installed in Urumqi in more than 3,000 public
buses, 200 bus stations, along more than 4,000 roads, 270 schools and
more than 100 large supermarkets or malls, the Xinjiang Economic Daily
The cameras, which are monitored around the clock from a police
command centre, were installed to "ensure security in key public
places, allow people of all ethnicities to enjoy quality public
services, and create a peaceful capital," the report said.
Monday marks the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted
between the region's Muslim ethnic Uighurs and members of China's
majority Han ethnicity.
The government says nearly 200 people were killed and about 1,700
injured in the unrest, China's worst ethnic violence in decades, with
Han making up most of the victims.
Xinjiang, a vast, arid but resource-rich region that borders Central
Asia, has more than eight million Uighurs, and many are unhappy with
what they say has been decades of repressive communist rule by
Many also complain about an influx of Han that they say leaves them
economically and culturally marginalised in their homeland.
Authorities have ramped up security in Xinjiang this year, while also
promising to boost development to ease Uighur anger.
Urumqi police last month said they had launched a security clampdown
to run until July 20 that would include increased police patrols and
inspections of vehicles.
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