East Turkestan Islamic Movement

China Denies Reported Military Base in Afghanistan

The South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday that China is constructing a military base in a remote region of Afghanistan close to Xinjiang, the troubled province where much of China’s Muslim population lives. Both Chinese and Afghan officials quickly denied the report and said China is merely helping to train Afghan counter-terrorist forces.

The Associated Press

China Asks for US Help in Fighting Internal Islamist Movements

China has made a public appeal to the United States for help in controlling radical Islamic movements in the country’s Xinjiang region, saying that the Islamist groups are connected to the global jihadist network that seek to carry out attacks in the West.

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