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Officials from China's Xinjiang Region Say Extremism Waning

Communist Party officials in China's far western Xinjiang region say religious extremism is waning, but the government plans to step up border controls with Central Asian countries to prevent militants from entering the troubled area. Xinjiang Party Secretary Zhang Chunxian told reporters at China's annual legislative session that cases of violence have declined in the past year but “the struggle will last long term” given complicated international and domestic...

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