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Head of Xinjiang: Xinjiang Military Must Safeguard National Security and Stability

Zhang Chunxian, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) Party Secretary of Xinjiang and the First Secretary of the Xinjiang Military Region requested that the Xinjiang military “defend the highest national interest” and “safeguard national security, the border, ethnic group unity, and social stability.” “Facing the complicated anti-separatist struggle, the military stationed in Xinjiang must continue to develop its quick response capability, to be able to ‘ensure success when fighting against terrorists, to ensure peace when maintaining stability, to ensure effective results when handling conflicts, and to ensure safety when patrolling.’”

Source:  China Review News, January 8, 2012