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China concerned about Kazakhstan's riots


19:01, December 20, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday said it is deeply concerned about the recent outbreak of violence in Kazakhstan.

"China is highly concerned about the riots in Kazakhstan and supports Kazakhstan's measures to restore social order, protect people's lives and property, and ensure the country's stability," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a daily press briefing.

Liu's comments came after ten people were killed in clashes between oil workers and police at a ceremony celebrating Kazakhstan's independence in the western city of Zhanaozen last Friday.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared a 20-day state of emergency in the city the following day. Protests broke out on Monday in Aktau, another city in the western oil-producing region of the country.

Liu said China believes the Kazakhstan government and its people are able to deal with the protests.

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wende at 2011-12-2071.125.80.*
Usually western media will draw a mountain from a mole hill and claim the present ruler must step down. It is therefore not to neglect these small demonstrations such the one in Wukan, Guangdong.

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