Authorities in a Xinjiang county have put up rewards of as much as 50,000 yuan (US$8,015) for tip-offs on potential hazards to social stability, including separatist and illegal religious activities, Global Times reported Thursday.
A notice posted on the government website of Shaya county, Aksu prefecture in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, said whistle-blowers can report to the local public security department or commission of political and legal affairs, adding that verified intelligence will be rewarded.
“The notice on the website is a more detailed regulation based on a previous notice from public security authorities,” a county official was quoted sa saying.
The notice specifies the reward amounts, which range from 50 yuan to over 50,000 yuan, for a wide range of information, from suspicious-looking people with beards to those who spread rumors intended to foment unrest, the report said. The highest reward is reserved for intelligence on people advocating separatism or conducting training for terror attacks.
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