Officials in China today are calling for greater preparedness to deal with the threat of violence against civilians, after an attack yesterday in the city of Urumqi that killed 31 people and injured more than 90.
Urumqi is in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang and is home to the Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group. Many of them complain of discrimination and restrictions on their religious practices.
Christopher Hocker and Emily Smith are both English teachers in Urumqi. They discuss reaction to the attacks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.
- Christopher Hocker, English teacher in Urumqi, China.
- Emily Smith, English teacher in Urumqi, China.
This segment aired on May 23, 2014.