BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China has found experience for counterterrorism and de-radicalization, said a white paper released Monday by China's State Council Information Office.
Counterterrorism and de-radicalization effort in Xinjiang is based on the reality of the region and the rest of the country, while drawing on the experience of other countries, said the white paper, titled "The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang."
The Chinese government prioritizes safeguarding the fundamental interests of all ethnic groups, it said.
Starting by addressing deep-seated problems, China has worked to explore effective and law-based approaches to counterterrorism and de-radicalization to protect people of all ethnic groups from the scourge of terrorism and extremism, and identified successful experiences and effective measures, it added.
The white paper said that experiences in this regard included combating terrorism in accordance with the law and protecting human rights, upholding the practice that counterterrorism does not target any specific region, ethnic group or religion, balancing compassion and severity and taking measures for prevention, education and rehabilitation, and maintaining stability and improving the standards of living.