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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China to Teach Loyalty

BEIJING () -- China plans education sessions among its Moslem Uygur minority after an anti-Chinese riot in the northwestern Xinjiang region left nine people dead and nearly 200 wounded, officials said Thursday.

Officials will launch an education campaign throughout the region to teach Uygurs about the importance of patriotism and to persuade them not to take part in such unrest in future.

"We are preparing a circular to distribute throughout Xinjiang on this incident," said Zhang Yuliang, a regional official. "We will carry out a session of education for the masses to teach them about ethnic unity," he said.