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Don't mistake crimes for ethnic conflict

( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-24 07:53:11

Ethnic problems or conflicts should be made clear instead of being mixed up with other issues. Some conflicts happen in regions with minority groups, while some criminal law-breaking activities involve minorities; neither should be simply considered ethnic conflicts. All conflicts and problems should be dealt with according to the law and that's the basis of rule of law in the autonomous regions.

xinhuanet.com, Dec 22

Courts in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region should strictly judge the violent cases that threaten State security and undermine unity among different ethnic groups, so as to ensure a healthy and stable development of the Xinjiang economy. At the same time, they also need to carefully distinguish different cases, because their proper verdicts can promote harmony in Xinjiang.

Don't mistake crimes for ethnic conflict

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