Specially trained Chinese police hold an anti-terror exercise in Urumqi, in the Xinjiang region, which has been plagued by violence in recent years. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Xinjiang region plagued by violent attacks that Beijing blames on Uygur separatists

Beijing claims Uygur separatists are trained as jihadists in Central Asia and Syria, but people in Muslim-dominated region complain about repressive policies

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Specially trained Chinese police hold an anti-terror exercise in Urumqi, in the Xinjiang region, which has been plagued by violence in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
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