Confronting terrorism and other evils in China : all quiet on the western front?
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The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, ISSN: 1653-4212, Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Page: 75-87
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- Xinjiang; Tibet; terrorism; China; separatism; PRC minority policies; Political Science
Despite the predictions of many observers, and reports of occasional arrests of political activists, China’s hitherto restive western regions heavily populated by non-Han Chinese ethnic minorities have been relatively quiet for a number of years. However, disturbances by ethnic minorities can recur with little forewarning. If or to what extent they do clearly depends on three major set of factors: PRC minority policies, foreign attention, and minorities’ grievances.