Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

China Tightens Security Ahead of Christmas, New Year in Xinjiang

Fresh volunteers and police are being deployed to busy locations and mosques ahead of the holiday season.

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