Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying saidChinawas facing a clear danger from the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, which she added also operated outside of the country.
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement
is a militant Islamic separatist group founded by Uyghurs that seeks to establish an independent state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.
The operation was launched in North Waziristan - the long-time hideout of terrorists - and it targeted all terrorist groups, irrespective of their association including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Al Qaida, Jundallah and the Haqqani network.
After the law was passed, speculation quickly emerged suggesting that China could deploy its armed forces to Syria to combat jihadist militants, including radicals from the al-Qaeda-backed East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, which operates in the western Chinese province Xinjiang.
Reportedly, about 300 Chinese of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) are fighting alongside ISIS in the Middle East.
In exchange it hopes to enlist the assistance of Afghanistan and Pakistan to counter the threat of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, a Uighur separatist group thought to have links to the Taliban.
Rashad said the PakistanChina friendship is a cornerstone of his country's foreign policy, vowing to back China's efforts to combat militants such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM), which is blamed for various terrorist attacks in China's restive Xinjiang province.
Since Pakistan joined the War on Terror, it has lost more than 40,000 innocent people and 5000 army personnel in attacks by terrorists and militants belonging to different militant organizations such as Taliban (TTP), Al Qaeda, East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETM) and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
Flags of different international militant organizations were also found in the area that include the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM), the Uighurs, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and a few others, he added.
It blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, or ETIM, an Islamic group said to be fighting for independence in Xinjiang province.
China's top security official said the suicide car crash that killed five people in the symbolic square in the heart of the capital was organised by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin said, ''We have repeatedly said that the 17 Chinese terrorists detained at Guantanamo are members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, which is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.
A senior official said last week that one of the main Olympic threats was from the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(Etim) in Xinjiang which has been waging a separatist rebellion against Chinese rule.
Chinese members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) are traveling to Syria via Turkey to join the ISIL, the Global Times, run by China's ruling Communist Party's official newspaper, the People's Daily, said.
Beijing regularly accuses what it says are exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) as being behind terrorism.