PLA may transfer 100,000 soldiers to Xinjiang: report

The Chinese government may transfer 100,000 People’s Liberation Army soldiers to northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region to prevent ongoing violence from spiraling out of control, claims the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy.

Analysts at the center predict that ethnic violence in Xinjiang will be one of the focal points of the ongoing fourth plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party later this month.

Rumors that the plenum is also discussing whether to transform 100,000 PLA ground troops into an armed police force to maintain order in Xinjiang have come amid claims that more than 50 people were killed and another 100 or so were injured in violent incidents in the province over the last two weeks.

Full article: PLA may transfer 100,000 soldiers to Xinjiang: report (Want China Times)

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