Muslims pray at a mosque in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in this August 3, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer
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China wants to develop deeper defense and anti-terrorism ties with the Arab world, including joint exercises, intelligence sharing and training, the government said in a policy document released by the Foreign Ministry Wednesday.China also has its own worries about radicalization of the Muslim Uighur people who live in China's far western region of Xinjiang, which has been beset by violence in recent years, blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants.While China has sold weapons to Arab states, its ties with the region's militaries have traditionally been much more low-key than the United States, Britain or France.
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