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February 26, 1997 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Only two weeks before "paramount leader" Deng Xiaoping died in Beijing, Muslim separatists and Chinese police clashed violently in the far western Xinjiang region. Chinese government officials said the Feb. 5-6 "riot" in the Central Asian region near the border with Kazakhstan was quickly subdued and that no more than 10 people died. But Muslim advocates of an independent "East Turkestan" claim that fighting still rages and that dozens have been killed, including Chinese police.
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February 26, 1997 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Only two weeks before "paramount leader" Deng Xiaoping died in Beijing, Muslim separatists and Chinese police clashed violently in the far western Xinjiang region. Chinese government officials said the Feb. 5-6 "riot" in the Central Asian region near the border with Kazakhstan was quickly subdued and that no more than 10 people died. But Muslim advocates of an independent "East Turkestan" claim that fighting still rages and that dozens have been killed, including Chinese police.
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