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Xinhua: Xi Jinping Hints that the Xinjiang Party Officials Are Responsible

Xinhua reported that Xi Jinping, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and Vice President of China, implicitly criticized Xinjiang Party officials as being responsible for the unrest, especially the events of July 5. Xinhua linked the two studies that Xi Jinping conducted recently, one in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region from June 17 to 21, and the other in Liaoning Province from July 6 to 8.

The article states, “Xi Jinping repeatedly stated ‘The key to resolve the Xinjiang issue is the Communist Party’ (in Xinjiang). In fewer than 20 days he has repeatedly urged strengthening the Party (and stated) ‘the cadre team is the most important’ (in Liaoning this time). Especially since Xi conducted research in Liaoning after the Urumqi, Xinjiang riot on July 5, we can see the high expectations the Party’s Central Committee has for cadre teams to have a strong ideological grounding, good moral standards, good administrative ability and a solid work style.”

Source: Xinhua, July 9, 2009