China Releases National Security Bluepaper

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China has released its first national security bluepaper, which was compiled by the International Strategy and Security Research Center at the University of International Relations. The report says recent terrorist attacks in China have shown new characteristics. These include attacks being located in new areas across China, attacks targeting the Chinese government, and the use of simple weapons. CCTV’s Zhong Shi reports.

China Releases National Security Bluepaper

China Releases National Security Bluepaper

There's been another incident in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Police were checking suspect cars and suspicious people on the streets of Aksu city. One of the suspects were shot dead by police. For the latest, CCTV's Zhong Shi joins us from Beijing.

In the past year, there have been 10 terrorist incidents that killed more than 30 people including police officers. The report also outlined four tasks for China’s newly formed National Security Commission. The first is to formulate and implement China’s national security strategy, which is one of the most important tasks for the commission. The second is to promote the construction of a national security legal system. However, a more comprehensive national security law is needed to improve China’s legal system. The third is for the commission to formulate China’s security policies and guidelines, including specific measures to fight terrorism, separatism, and extremism; maintain security and stability; and solve territorial disputes. The final task is to solve significant issues related to national security by coordinating departments concerned.