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13-09-14, 14:44
Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress exile group, accused China's government of "aggressive declarations and discriminative incitement" and said "Chinese people assist the armed forces to suppress Uighurs".

As a result, "many Uighurs can not differ Chinese people from Chinese armed forces, they desperately believe they are all the same," he said in an email.

"China should take the responsibility for the incidents caused by their policies," Raxit added.

China says it plays a positive role and has brought about development and improvements to health and living standards.

Beijing regularly accuses what it says are exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) as being behind terrorism.

But overseas experts doubt the strength of the groups and their links to global terrorism, with some arguing China exaggerates the threat to justify tough security measures in Xinjiang.