Introduction

Since the 1990s, the "three evil forces" (terrorism, extremism and separatism) in China and abroad have conducted thousands of violent terrorist attacks, causing the deaths of a large number of innocent people and hundreds of police officers, as well as immeasurable property damage. Based on its own realities, Xinjiang has given equal importance to fighting and preventing terrorism, and sought to combine the fight against violent terrorist crimes with the protection of human rights. Xinjiang has also launched a vocational education and training program in order to get rid of the environment and soil that breeds terrorism and religious extremism and stop violent terrorist activities from happening.

Xinjiang fighting extremist thought

Lawmakers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have revised local regulations to allow local governments to set up education facilities to help those who have been lured into terrorist activities and those affected by extremist thoughts to return to society and their families.[more..]

China slashes foreign media for smearing anti-terror measures in Xinjiang

China criticized some foreign media for smearing China's anti-terrorism and crime-fighting measures in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, saying their reports are driven by ulterior motives. "Some anti-China forces have made false accusations against China for political purposes," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a written statement.[more..]

Reality of Xinjiang different from that portrayed by West

Last year, Xinjiang's economy grew by 7.6 percent, markedly higher than the national average of 6.8 percent, and tourists from home and abroad paid 132 million trips to the region, up 40 percent year-on-year. These statistics speak volumes about the social order in Xinjiang and the government's efforts to steer those at risk of being misled by extremism onto a law-abiding path. Such efforts have turned potential destroyers into builders.[more..]

Xinjiang sees increasing social service programs for women, children

In 2017, more than 700,000 people have participated in volunteer services in Xinjiang. Participants in "Go West," a program that calls on university graduates to volunteer in China's westernmost regions, grew ten-fold in Xinjiang from 2013 to 2017, according to official data.[more..]

Xinjiang helps 1.8 million escape poverty with prefential policies in southern areas

China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lifted nearly 1.85 million people out of poverty between 2014 and 2017, thanks to more supportive policies implemented in southern poverty-stricken areas. [more..]

Rural tourism industry increases local residents‘ income in Xinjiang

Tourists and villagers watch a performance in Guolemaili Village of Bachu County, northwest China`s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 22, 2018. The village developed rural tourism industry in recent years to increase local residents` income. [more..]