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Xi Condemns IS for Chinese Hostage Death

Nov 19 , 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday strongly condemned the Islamic State (IS) group for killing a Chinese national and expressed his deep sympathy to the victim's family.

Xi made the remarks on the sidelines of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting in the capital city of the Philippines.

"Terrorism is the common enemy of human beings," Xi said, adding that China firmly opposes terrorism of all forms and will resolutely crack down on any terrorist crime that challenges the bottom line of human civilization.

China on Thursday confirmed the death of a Chinese hostage Fan Jinghui who had been held by the IS, saying the criminal must be brought to justice.


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