**China Intensifies 'Anti-Terror Crackdown' in Xinjiang**
Chinese state media said Thursday 81 people have been sentenced as part of an anti-terrorism crackdown in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang.
China Central Television said the charges include organizing and participating in terrorism, murder and arson. It said nine people were sentenced to death.
Earlier, the state-run Xinjiang Net said 29 others were arrested in Urumqi, where a suicide attack last month at an outdoor market killed 39 people.
It said the suspects were charged with crimes including inciting separatism and ethnic hatred and disturbing social order.
In recent weeks, Chinese authorities have arrested hundreds of people in Xinjiang as part of a crackdown seen by some as repressive.
**China 'Strongly Dissatisfied' with US Comments on Tiananmen Square Anniversary**
China has responded angrily to comments by the United States on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
The White House said Wednesday it "will always speak out in support of the basic freedoms the protesters at Tiananmen Square sought."
It also called on Beijing "to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the events surrounding June 4, 1989."
China's Foreign Ministry said it is "strongly dissatisfied" with the statement, which showed what it called a "total disregard of facts."
In an article in the official Xinhua news agency, spokesman Hong Lei said China has "lodged solemn representations" over the comments.
Wednesday's anniversary of the Beijing massacre passed quietly in China, where public discussion of the incident is not allowed.