China has asked countries participating in this year’s G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to provide lists of possible terror groups and terrorists who might target the meeting.
“We’re facing a grim task in fighting terrorism, and we hope participating countries will work together with Chinese police to ensure the safety of such large-scale meetings,” Hou Le, a senior Chinese counter-terrorism official, told the China Daily.
The summit, expected to be held in early September, will gather major world leaders together like Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama.
China says it faces a serious threat from groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which operates in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people, where hundreds have died in violence in recent years.
A senior Chinese counter-terrorism official said China is facing a grim task in fighting terrorism, and sought participating countries’ cooperation to ensure the safety of such large-scale meetings.