Paramilitary policemen with shields and batons patrol near People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, in this file photo. Photo: AP

Massacre at Chinese coal mine: Knife-wielding separatists blamed for attack in Xinjiang that killed at least 50 as racial tensions flare

September 18 attack at mine in Aksu, involving mostly Han Chinese victims, revealed as leading official Yu Zhengsheng warns of 'very serious situation' facing the region

Paramilitary policemen with shields and batons patrol near People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, in this file photo. Photo: AP
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