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Cablegate: China: 1993 Annual Terrorism Report

R 230825Z DEC 93
FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0259

UNCLAS BEIJING 045951


S/CT FOR REAP

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER CH
SUBJECT: CHINA: 1993 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

REF: STATE 317207

1. RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS RAISED PARA 5 REFTEL FOLLOW:

A. POST HAS NO RECORD OF ANY CHINESE GOVERNMENT
PROSECUTIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM. THERE
WERE PRESS REPORTS OF AT LEAST TWO BOMBINGS IN XINJIANG
PROVINCE IN THE CITIES OF KASHGAR AND URUMQI,
RESPECTIVELY, DURING MID-SUMMER 1993.

B. POST HAS NO RECORD OF ANY EXTRADITIONS OR ATTEMPTED
EXTRADITIONS OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS BY THE CHINESE
GOVERNMENT DURING THE PAST YEAR.

C. THE U.S. DOES NOT HAVE AN EXTRADITION TREATY WITH
CHINA. CHINA HAS IN THE PAST TRANSFERRED CRIMINALS TO
COUNTRIES WITH WHICH IT DOES NOT HAVE AN EXTRADITION
TREATY.

D. RESPONSES OTHER THAN PROSECUTION: THE CHINESE
OFFICIAL POSITION IS THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS
OPPOSED TO ALL FORMS OF TERRORISM AND DOES NOT SUPPORT OR
HARBOR TERRORISTS.

E. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF CHINESE PARTICIPATION IN MAJOR
COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS.

F. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT PUBLICLY OPPOSES TERRORISM.
THE EMBASSY HAS NO RECORD OF CHINESE SUPPORT FOR
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.

G. THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHINESE STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT FOR
A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING COUNTRY ON A TERRORISM ISSUE.

H. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE CHINESE
ATTITUDE TOWARDS TERRORISM OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST
YEAR.


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