China's top political advisor urges Xinjiang people to fight against extremism, separatism, terrorism

ILI, Xinjiang, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin Monday called on people in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to fight against the "three forces" of extremism, separatism and terrorism, to ensure social stability, ethnic harmony and the unity of the country.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the call during his inspection tour to Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang.

Jia asked the local people to cherish ethnic unity and to promote prosperity for all ethnic groups.

Jia urged local people to earnestly study the roadmap outlined by the central work conference on Xinjiang's development held in May.

He also urged the development of local industries with their own characteristics.

He asked the local government to be more dedicated to cultivating and promoting cadres of ethnic minority groups, so as to allow them to play a more active role in boosting economic development and maintaining social stability.

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