Party sets up special bureau for Xinjiang

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/4 19:43:40

The Communist Party of China  Central Committee's United Front Work Department has set up a new bureau for Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the department said Thursday.

The new bureau is primarily in charge of analyzing Xinjiang's situation and policies, and will assist in coordinating and supervising the implementation of the central government's decisions on the region, according to statement released on the department's WeChat account on Thursday.

Specifically, the bureau will conduct research on significant and sensitive issues and policies in the region, as well as recommend solutions.

The bureau is also in charge of coordinating between Xinjiang and other areas in China on issues affecting social stability, ethnic unity, ideology, economic development, education and employment, the statement said.

The department previously has eight bureaus, one of which is responsible for ethnic and religious affairs.

Work involving Xinjiang is of special importance to China, and the region's development and stability is vital to the country's reform and stability, the statement said.

In March, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the "great wall of iron" to safeguard national unity, ethnic solidarity and social stability should be fortified in Xinjiang.

Xi also called for safeguarding ethnic unity and reinforcing solidarity between the military and the government, soldiers and civilians, police and the public, as well as between the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Global Times

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