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Living with terror: China clamps down on Uighurs after Paris attacks

The Chinese government places cultural and religious restrictions on Uighur women. (Getty Images)

BEIJING -- The Charlie Hebdo attacks provoked criticism of radical Islam in Western democracies. China, meanwhile, used the attacks to step up a crackdown on Muslims within its borders.

     Beijing has been describing itself as part of the international fight against terrorism, in an apparent effort to justify its oppression of minority Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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