Insurrectionism and China 2015

But insurrectionism is even less viable a path than tokenism. With each new terrorist attack, the public looks more coldly upon Xinjiang. Furthermore, these attacks may prop up the esprit de corps, but as rebel morale grows stronger, so does Beijing’s resolve. According to an article this week in Asia Times by Peter Lee, author of the blog China Matters, “the PRC has based its Xinjiang policy on the most conspicuous if unsavory successes in containing Muslim self-determination movements — Chechnya and Kashmir — which emphasized a maximalist and militarized gloves-off approach.”

via A Third Road for Xinjiang | The Diplomat.

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