The story appears on

Page A3

July 21, 2016

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » World

UK adds ETIM to its list of terrorists

THE United Kingdom has listed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as a terrorist organization.

Britain’s Home Office designated ETIM, which it also called the Turkestan Islamic Party, as an “Islamic terrorist and separatist organization” trying to create an “independent caliphate” in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The United States and the United Nations both list ETIM as a terrorist group.

The addition of ETIM to the list of proscribed organizations comes as leaders from China and Britain have proclaimed the countries to be enjoying a “golden age” in relations.

The Home Office said the group was based in tribal regions of Pakistan, had claimed responsibility for attacks in China, “maintained an active and visible presence in the Syrian war” and had detailed its “jihad against the Chinese authorities.”

China’s foreign ministry welcomed the designation.

“We are willing to work with Britain and other parties to increase practical counter-terrorism cooperation and resolutely crack down on international terrorist forces,” the ministry said in a statement.

Hundreds of people have died in violence in recent years in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uygur people.

Beijing blames the bloodshed on Islamist militants and separatists.

Last week, Premier Li Keqiang called for greater global cooperation against terrorism.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend