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China orders security clampdown in Xinjiang

The Chinese government has ordered a sweeping security clampdown in the western Xinjiang region, the country’s top police official has said, in the aftermath of deadly attacks last weekend. “Those criminals who dare to test the law and commit violent terrorist acts will be shown no leniency, no appeasement and no soft heart,” Meng Jianzhu, the public security minister, said.   Meng’s comments on Thursday came nearly a week after ethnic Uighur assailants stormed a restaurant…