Earlier today President Obama was asked for a response to the latest out of China...the White House has put out this statement..

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2009

Statement by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Clashes in Western China

⿿We are deeply concerned over reports of many deaths and injuries from violence in Urumqi in western China. Reports, so far, are unclear about the circumstances surrounding the deaths and injuries, so it would be premature to comment or speculate further. We call on all in Xinjiang to exercise restraint.⿿