China conducts large-scale anti-terror drill in Guangxi

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Chinese сombat troops in full assault gear carry out large-scale anti-terror drill in SW China’s Guangxi, with soldiers tested by staged terrorism and hostage situations.

More than 3,000 people from the public security department, armed police and fire department of the region participated in the drill.

The term “terrorism” is defined as any proposition or activity — that, by means of violence, sabotage or threat, generates social panic, undermines public security, infringes on personal and property rights, and menaces government organs and international organizations — with the aim to realize certain political and ideological purposes.

That’s the definition China’s government now use to investigate terrorist threats and plots, using a new counterterrorism leading group and national intelligence center designed to streamline anti-terror work spanning multiple existing departments.

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