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Are you still willing to travel to Xinjiang after the terrorist attacks?
May 23, 2014 02:11
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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is an area inhabited by various minority groups. It is a vast territory with rich natural resources. As a significant part of the ancient Silk Road, Xinjiang has its unique natural scenery, cultural landscape, and it has always been a top destination among tourists to China. However, this beautiful city was under the shadow of terror attacks now because of two recent violent incidents:

1. At 7 p.m on 30th April 2014, the assailants armed with knives attacked the crowd at the passenger exit in the Urumqi railway station, and set off explosive charges. This attack killed 3 people and injured at least 79.

2. On 22nd May 2014, 31 people were killed and more than 90 injured in an attack on a morning market in Urumqi, Xinjiang. At 7:50 a.m, the assailants, in two unlicensed cars, crashed through metal barriers, plowed through crowds of people while setting off explosives. Many were killed and injured when car bursts into flames.

The Turkistan Islamic Party claimed responsibility for the first attack but still not clear about the other so far. I believe the Chinese government has the confidence and ability to combat terrorists. They have made great effort already but will these attacks affect your travel plan to Xinjiang?
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