East Turkestan: China Drafting Anti-Terrorism Law - Report that Threatens Uighurs People
'Relevant departments have finished drafting the anti-terrorism law outline, with anti-money laundering as an important component part,' Xiang Junbo, a central bank vice governor, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
He said China was aiming to speed up the legislative procedure to get the law passed as soon as possible, but did not indicate when it might happen.
China says it is threatened by terrorism in places such the northwestern region of Xinjiang, where the largest ethnic group is made up of Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighurs.
Uighur separatists have been fighting to re-establish an independent state of East Turkestan in Xinjiang since it became an autonomous region of China in 1955.