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UN expert: China's anti-terrorism efforts inspiring to world

Insights2019-09-22

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has long been perplexed with terror threats. To tackle this, the region has taken a slew of measures to combat violent terrorist crimes in accordance with the law. The vocational education and training programs are one such measure.The programs are designed to improve students' abilities in commanding Mandarin, usingtheir own ethnic spoken and written languages,acquiring legal knowledge and vocational skills."I was really happy to visit some institutions and centers inKashgarand also in Urumqi.The vocational training centers are for these youths who might be infected withsome waywith the terrorists,"Ibrahim Abdulaziz Alsheddi, memberof Advisory Committeeofthe United Nations Human Rights Council, told CGTN.He continued that "we found these youths are participating in many enjoyable activities.They arelearninglanguages.They arelearninghow to be a guide of tourism.They are enjoying music.And they are enjoying sports.So now, they are engagedbeneficiaryactivities instead offollowingsome kind of movement or reading unsafe information which might change their mind andbehavior, and might be moved to someway to be a terrorist."Countering terrorism anderadicating the spread ofextremism is a common and arduous task facing thewholeworld. For years, countries and regions have been actively exploring their distinctive measures against terrorism. Some haveaccumulated experiences inde-radicalization, anti-terrorism and human rights protectionviaestablishing"de-radicalization centers," of which China is a typical example.The de-radicalization centers are designed to nip terrorism in the bud by education. Via sports activities and psychological counseling, and discussions on religion and secularity, trainees can better integrate into the society.Alsheddi hoped that China's anti-terrorism experiences could be exchanged with other countries. "When we come here [Xinjiang], we really found it is a safe place and very friendly people.Everybody is engaged with a job and enjoying life.""Ithink what has been done as we saw in the exhibition inKashgar is that they haverenovated the whole city.They rebuilt a lot of new houses.They give chances for a lot of peopleespeciallythe young people to be engaged in the jobs.Thishappenedin ten years as they said, which is really a good way toeradicateall bad habits in the society, especially the terrorism," Alsheddi emphasized.(CGTN)

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has long been perplexed with terror threats. To tackle this, the region has taken a slew of measures to combat violent terrorist crimes in accordance with the law. The vocational education and training programs are one such measure.

The programs are designed to improve students' abilities in commanding Mandarin, usingtheir own ethnic spoken and written languages,acquiring legal knowledge and vocational skills.

"I was really happy to visit some institutions and centers inKashgarand also in Urumqi.The vocational training centers are for these youths who might be infected withsome waywith the terrorists,"Ibrahim Abdulaziz Alsheddi, memberof Advisory Committeeofthe United Nations Human Rights Council, told CGTN.

He continued that "we found these youths are participating in many enjoyable activities.They arelearninglanguages.They arelearninghow to be a guide of tourism.They are enjoying music.And they are enjoying sports.So now, they are engagedbeneficiaryactivities instead offollowingsome kind of movement or reading unsafe information which might change their mind andbehavior, and might be moved to someway to be a terrorist."

Countering terrorism anderadicating the spread ofextremism is a common and arduous task facing thewholeworld. For years, countries and regions have been actively exploring their distinctive measures against terrorism. Some haveaccumulated experiences inde-radicalization, anti-terrorism and human rights protectionviaestablishing"de-radicalization centers," of which China is a typical example.

The de-radicalization centers are designed to nip terrorism in the bud by education. Via sports activities and psychological counseling, and discussions on religion and secularity, trainees can better integrate into the society.

Alsheddi hoped that China's anti-terrorism experiences could be exchanged with other countries. "When we come here [Xinjiang], we really found it is a safe place and very friendly people.Everybody is engaged with a job and enjoying life."

"Ithink what has been done as we saw in the exhibition inKashgar is that they haverenovated the whole city.They rebuilt a lot of new houses.They give chances for a lot of peopleespeciallythe young people to be engaged in the jobs.Thishappenedin ten years as they said, which is really a good way toeradicateall bad habits in the society, especially the terrorism," Alsheddi emphasized.

(CGTN)

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