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The Uyghurs' situation in China

After a deadly incident at a railway station in Kunming, capital of the southwest Yunnan province on March 3  the Uyghur province chief Zhang Chunxian  said on March 7 during a discussion, which was open to the media that "We will show no mercy to terrorists, and the region will resolutely crack down on them — otherwise, they will become arrogant". The Uyghurs have long been targeted by the Chinese Government with violent oppressive tactics aiming at isolating and silencing any dissent. This practice has created even greater violence in the province and the Chinese authorities are using this as an excuse for a wider crackdown on every dissent.

Is the EU monitoring the situation regarding the oppression against the Uyghur population in China?

What steps is the EU taking to request that China will follow the international judicial standards in prosecuting those responsible for the attacks and that this incident will not be used to justify another violent crackdown against minorities in China?

Will the President of the Commission present the issue of the lack of fundamental freedoms and the continuous human rights violations in China in the meeting with the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping on March 29, 2014?

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