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Counter-extremism: Major transformation seen in a Xinjiang village

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  1. TaiShang

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    Counter-extremism: Major transformation seen in a Xinjiang village

    Cui Hui'ao, You Siyuan - 15-Mar-2019


    Northwest China's Xinjiang Province has taken measures to battle against any environment that breeds terrorism or religious extremism. In one village near Kashi, the changes are readily apparent, thanks to the local government's support and education.

    At a kindergarten in Shufu County of Kashi, a group of toddlers are practicing traditional Uygur dance. It is a part of their daily curriculum, along with learning art, sports and language skills. Founded two years ago, the kindergarten now has around 230 pupils, all of ethnic Uygur group.

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    Children perform folk dancing at a kindergarten in Shufu County, Kashi, northwest China's Xinjiang. /CGTN Photo

    One of the parents told CGTN that his son started last year. "We don't pay a penny. He has three meals a day at school. Books and heating are free, too."

    Each Uygur child at the kindergarten receives a subsidy of 2,800 yuan (417 U.S. dollars) per year.

    In a typical language class, two teachers were instructing at the same time, speaking in both Mandarin and Uygur to the students. One of the teachers, Amina Abudureheman said the school believes teaching students Mandarin will make it easier for them to communicate with people, and learning the Uygur is equally important because it is part of their ethnic identity.

    Bilingual education is now a common feature in Uygur kindergartens and schools in Xinjiang. Improved educational quality has led to more Uyghur parents willingly putting their children in local kindergartens.

    A couple of blocks from the kindergarten, a hair salon tells another story about the change that this village of 3,000 people has experienced.

    Alanisha Abulimiti, 29, opened the salon in 2018. Thanks to a local women's federation, which organized free hairdressing training for people like her, the cost of equipment and rent are fully covered for the first year. Now Alanisha makes around 2,000 yuan (297 U.S. dollars) per month, comfortable enough to live on in the village.

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    Alanisha Abulimiti does makeup for a customer. /CGTN Photo

    "Women in our village used to be afraid to go to the hair salon, putting on makeup or even dressing themselves, because those things were not allowed in the eyes of extremists. Now, the environment has changed," said Alanisha.

    Alanisha said she is doing what she had dreamed, making women in her village feel as pretty as they want.

    Speaking on these changes, 46-year-old Wei Bangzhong, the Party secretary of the village, shared some more examples.

    "Three years ago, some Uygur residents would reject government subsidized services like television because they thought of it as non-Muslim influence. Some even thought that killing one ‘heretic' would help one go to the heaven, and killing five would make his entire family go to the heaven."

    Wei said local government has made great efforts helping local people more open-minded, learn about the outside world, and understand the government's policies.

    In order to better communicate with local villagers, Wei began learning speaking Uygur the day he arrived. He said he enjoys his work a lot.

    The local county government has been providing all kinds of material and industrial support needed, such as free tuition and vocational training, to improve villagers' living.

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    Wei Bangzhong speaks to CGTN reporter on the changes in his village. /‍CGTN Photo

    Wei is proud that his work has paid off.

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    Such a vile, violent, dangerous ideology China is well progressed to eradicate. More secularism, less bigotry and zealotry.
     
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    Extremists must be completely wiped out.
     
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    I am all for it ,with these thoughts
    Some even thought that killing one ‘heretic' would help one go to the heaven, and killing five would make his entire family go to the heaven."
    They are threat to the society any were in the world
     
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    we should learn from them
     
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    Good. It is natural that women wants to look attractive and want to have a career just like any other people. Women must be in the fore front in the fight against extremists as they have the most to lose.

    The people who believe men should have four wife and completely wrapped up belong in the Middle East, not in China nor in South East Asia. :nono:
     
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    Good to see how they tackled extremism, No country allows anyone to raise weapon and create violence. China did good job to deal them with iron hands.
    Promote dances, music , instead of religion which offers nothing new, as it will remain same.
     
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    If it weren't for these counter-extremism policies, all those little girls would be dressed like Nazgûl and those boys would go to Syria and blow themselves up. Now they have a future free from material and intellectual deprivation.
     
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    :tup::tup::tup:
     
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    ‘Extreme’-ly objective.... its like the nazi’s praising their extermination of the Jews or the Russian state praising the gulags or the Israeli’s praising their oppression in Palestine.
     
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    it's different.
    if you can't understand you should go to Palestine.
     
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    China issues white paper on anti-terrorism, human rights protection in Xinjiang

    (Xinhua) 10:32, March 18, 2019

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- The State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper on the fight against terrorism and extremism and human rights protection in Xinjiang.

    The Chinese government stands firmly against all forms of terrorism and extremism, and is relentless in striking hard, in accordance with the law, at any conduct advocating terrorism and extremism and any action that involves organizing, planning and carrying out terrorist activities, or infringing upon citizens' human rights, said the white paper, titled "The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang."

    For some time China's Xinjiang, under the combined influence of separatists, religious extremists and terrorists, has seen frequent incidents of terrorist attacks, which have been detrimental to the life and property of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and have trampled on people's dignity, it said.

    A country under the rule of law, China respects and protects human rights in accordance with the principles of its Constitution, said the document.

    China's fight against terrorism and extremism is an important part of the same battle being waged by the international community, the white paper said, adding that it is in keeping with the purposes and principles of the United Nations to combat terrorism and safeguard basic human rights.

    In today's world, faced with the severe challenges of terrorism and extremism, no country can shy away from them, it said.

    "Only by strengthening our community of shared future, abandoning double standards, enhancing political mutual trust, reaching strategic consensus, and promoting exchanges and cooperation, can we effectively curb and combat terrorism and extremism in the interests of world peace and stability," the white paper said.

    Besides a foreword and a conclusion, the white paper consisted of seven main sections: "Xinjiang Has Long Been an Inseparable Part of Chinese Territory," "The Origin of Terrorism and Extremism in Xinjiang," "Violent Terrorism and Religious Extremism Are Grave Abuses of Human Rights," "Striking at Terrorism and Extremism in Accordance with the Law," "Giving Top Priority to a Preventive Counterterrorism Approach," "Finding Experience for Counterterrorism and De-radicalization," and "International Counterterrorism Exchanges and Cooperation."

    Full text: The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang

    Xinjiang an inseparable part of Chinese territory: white paper

    China gives priority to preventive counterterrorism approach: white paper

    China strikes at terrorism, extremism in accordance with law: white paper

    China slams terrorist, extremist forces for beating drum for separatist activities: white paper

    Terrorism, extremism bring enormous suffering to all ethnic groups in Xinjiang: white paper

    China finds experience for counterterrorism, de-radicalization: white paper

    China active in int'l counterterrorism exchanges, cooperation: white paper

    http://en.people.cn/n3/2019/0318/c90000-9557160.html
     
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    Jailing a million people including whole families just because they don’t agree with your governments communist and atheist ideology is not reasonable at all.
    No difference between u lot and the above regimes I mentioned
     
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    1 no jail
    2 all religious and minorities in China should thank communist, if communist gone, the only option is nationalism.
     
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    China is not an Islamic country. Chinese have freedom to choose their religion but no one is allowed to distablize or to harm the public sequrity in the name of a religion. This is our way to deal with brain washed religious fanatics. I think it'd be better for them to get the message than to meet a Brenton.
     
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