China confiscates knives, offers rewards in tense Xinjiang
BEIJING (AP) - Police in China's restive far west have announced that they are confiscating long knives, explosives and guns - and also computers and cellphones containing "terrorist" material - as the government tightens controls on the region after recent unrest.
The order was issued on Tuesday by the public security bureau of Xinjiang.
Police also are offering rewards of up to US$16,300 (S$20,650) for information on terrorist activity that helps solve major terror crimes or leads to the arrest of terror suspects.
It says those who knowingly shelter, protect or help "violent terrorist criminals" will be prosecuted.