Bin Laden's Chinese Connection
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/p...49366240a/

Bin Laden's Chinese Connection
By Philip P. Pan and
John PomfretNovember 10, 2001
The government here estimates 1,000 Chinese Muslims have trained in camps run by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights reported today.

Qian Qichen, China's top foreign policy official, made the estimate while defending the government crackdown on ethnic separatists in Xinjiang province who have staged bombings and other violent acts, said the U.N. official, Mary Robinson.

Qian's comments constituted the most specific disclosure yet by the Chinese government about what it regards as part of the worldwide war on terrorism. They were the latest remarks in a burst of information released by the Chinese government to show solidarity with the United States in the fight against terrorism and justify its treatment of mus.lim separatists.

The influential, state-run Life Week newsweekly for the first time this week reported on specific individuals who it said were trained in bin Laden's camps. Southern Window, another influential magazine, painted a broad picture of the violent separatist campaign, saying that attacks, including assassinations and kidnappings, have been carried out against Chinese diplomats in a number of countries. Some analysts argue that the government is exaggerating the situation to justify a crackdown on Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group of about 8 million that lives in Xinjiang, in China's northwest. Others say China for the first time is acknowledging the extent of Uighur violence, indicating the government faces a greater threat than was previously believed.


At a news conference closing a three-day visit to Beijing, Robinson said her office has received more reports of abuse against Uighurs, including torture and executions. Three Uighurs have recently been executed in connection with an anti-Chinese riot in the far western city of Yili in 1997. About 20 others have been sentenced in open meetings in several towns in Xinjiang to jail for separatist violence, illegal religious activity or simple opposition to the government.

In meetings with both Qian and President Jiang Zemin, Robinson said she warned that such a crackdown might lead to further terrorism. Jiang "listened carefully" but did not offer a direct response, she said, but Qian emphasized that China draws a distinction between the majority of Chinese Muslims and "a very small population" that has trained with bin Laden.

"Vice Premier Qian emphasized that China respects its mus.lim population, and that there were a small number -- Vice Premier Qian said 1,000 out of a population of 10 million -- who had been trained by bin Laden or al Qaeda, in Afghanistan or elsewhere," Robinson said.


Although China has endorsed the international war on terrorism, it has refrained until recently from publicly criticizing bin Laden. In meetings at an Asian economic forum last month, Jiang confirmed in private meetings with other leaders that there were ties between bin Laden and separatists in Xinjiang.

But in its most recent issue, Life Week sought to link bin Laden and four Uighur men who were sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, on June 26. Citing court documents, the magazine said the four trained in Afghanistan from 1995 until 1997 at a camp run by bin Laden and learned about explosives there. Back in China, it said, they amassed bomb-making equipment, which they stored in nine locations throughout the southern part of the province, where Uighurs are the majority. At least 100 people belonged to the group, it said.

Robinson said she also pressed again for the release of veteran democracy activist Xu Wenli, whose family says he is gravely ill, and Zhao Ming, a member of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement who studied at Robinson's alma mater, Dublin University. Deputy Foreign Minister Wang Guangya denied Xu is ill and said Zhao's sentence was extended to March because he refused to give up his beliefs and was disruptive in prison.
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Bin Laden was groomed by CIA to fight USSR in Afghanistan. Don't anyhow discredit effort of CIA!
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8-4-2021 6:37 PM
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/p...49366240a/

Bin Laden's Chinese Connection
By Philip P. Pan and
John PomfretNovember 10, 2001
The government here estimates 1,000 Chinese Muslims have trained in camps run by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights reported today.

Qian Qichen, China's top foreign policy official, made the estimate while defending the government crackdown on ethnic separatists in Xinjiang province who have staged bombings and other violent acts, said the U.N. official, Mary Robinson.

Qian's comments constituted the most specific disclosure yet by the Chinese government about what it regards as part of the worldwide war on terrorism. They were the latest remarks in a burst of information released by the Chinese government to show solidarity with the United States in the fight against terrorism and justify its treatment of mus.lim separatists.

The influential, state-run Life Week newsweekly for the first time this week reported on specific individuals who it said were trained in bin Laden's camps. Southern Window, another influential magazine, painted a broad picture of the violent separatist campaign, saying that attacks, including assassinations and kidnappings, have been carried out against Chinese diplomats in a number of countries. Some analysts argue that the government is exaggerating the situation to justify a crackdown on Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group of about 8 million that lives in Xinjiang, in China's northwest. Others say China for the first time is acknowledging the extent of Uighur violence, indicating the government faces a greater threat than was previously believed.


At a news conference closing a three-day visit to Beijing, Robinson said her office has received more reports of abuse against Uighurs, including torture and executions. Three Uighurs have recently been executed in connection with an anti-Chinese riot in the far western city of Yili in 1997. About 20 others have been sentenced in open meetings in several towns in Xinjiang to jail for separatist violence, illegal religious activity or simple opposition to the government.

In meetings with both Qian and President Jiang Zemin, Robinson said she warned that such a crackdown might lead to further terrorism. Jiang "listened carefully" but did not offer a direct response, she said, but Qian emphasized that China draws a distinction between the majority of Chinese Muslims and "a very small population" that has trained with bin Laden.

"Vice Premier Qian emphasized that China respects its mus.lim population, and that there were a small number -- Vice Premier Qian said 1,000 out of a population of 10 million -- who had been trained by bin Laden or al Qaeda, in Afghanistan or elsewhere," Robinson said.


Although China has endorsed the international war on terrorism, it has refrained until recently from publicly criticizing bin Laden. In meetings at an Asian economic forum last month, Jiang confirmed in private meetings with other leaders that there were ties between bin Laden and separatists in Xinjiang.

But in its most recent issue, Life Week sought to link bin Laden and four Uighur men who were sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, on June 26. Citing court documents, the magazine said the four trained in Afghanistan from 1995 until 1997 at a camp run by bin Laden and learned about explosives there. Back in China, it said, they amassed bomb-making equipment, which they stored in nine locations throughout the southern part of the province, where Uighurs are the majority. At least 100 people belonged to the group, it said.

Robinson said she also pressed again for the release of veteran democracy activist Xu Wenli, whose family says he is gravely ill, and Zhao Ming, a member of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement who studied at Robinson's alma mater, Dublin University. Deputy Foreign Minister Wang Guangya denied Xu is ill and said Zhao's sentence was extended to March because he refused to give up his beliefs and was disruptive in prison.

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