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Violent Separatism in Xinjiang

A Critical Assessment

by James A. Millward

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Published by East-West Center Washington in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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    This study surveys the evidence for organized, violent separatist resistance to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, a region three times the size of France located in the northwestern corner of the PRC. Since several major violent events in the 1990s, concern has risen over the possibility that a violent separatist or terrorist movement may be emerging among the Turkic Muslim population of this region. Stories in the international media have sounded this warning steadily if sporadically over the past decade, and in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the PRC government has publicly linked groups comprised of Uyghurs from Xinjiang to al Qaeda and other international terrorist organizations. The United States and the United Nations have agreed to some extent with China’s assessment and designated one of the groups on China’s terrorist list, ETIM, as an international terrorist organization.After summarizing the 250-year history of various kinds of resistance in Xinjiang, this study catalogs major violent incidents since the 1990s in Xinjiang and in the Central Asian republics. It then discusses the Uyghur groups and individuals listed as separatists or terrorists. On the basis of a critical analysis of international press reports and PRC government materials, the study concludes that while ethnic tensions in Xinjiang are indeed serious, the sense of imminent crisis commonly conveyed by these reports is exaggerated. In particular, the study notes that the frequency and severity of violence have in fact declined since the late 1990s, perhaps due to Chinese efforts at interdiction. This is the sixth publication in Policy Studies, a peer-reviewed East-West Center Washington series that presents scholarly analysis of key contemporary domestic and international political, economic, and strategic issues affecting Asia in a policy relevant manner.

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    SeriesPolicy Studies -- 6
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9585355M
    ISBN 101932728104
    ISBN 109781932728101

      Monday marks the first anniversary of violence that erupted in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region, between Muslim ethnic Uighurs .   Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex the root of separatism in Xinjiang lies in the adoption of a misguided development model in Xinjiang.” The investment from inland cities.

      HONG KONG — The eruption of ethnic violence in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the most deadly recorded in decades, seems to have taken both Beijing and the . Millward, Violent Separatism in Xinjiang, p. [10] Bao Lisheng, “Chinese Officials Say Not Much Terrorism in Xinjiang,” Ta Kung Pao, September 2, (in Chinese).

      Separatists who seek full independence from China call the Xinjiang region “East Turkestan” and want the right to govern themselves. Human rights . The list of violent incidents in Xinjiang this year is long, and getting longer all the time: 22 dead in an attack on a Han farmers' market on 12 October; 50 dead in attacks on police stations on 21 September; 96 dead in attacks on government buildings on 28 July; 31 dead in a suicide attack on a market on 22 May; 33 dead in a knife attack in Kunming train station on 1 March.


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Violent Separatism in Xinjiang by James A. Millward Download PDF EPUB FB2

This study surveys the evidence for organized, violent separatist resistance to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, a region three times the size of France located in the northwestern corner of the PRC.

Since several major violent events in the s, concern has risen over the possibility that a violent separatist or terrorist movement may be emerging among the Turkic Muslim population of this by: About the Publication This study surveys the evidence for organized, violent separatist resistance to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, a region located in the northwester corner of the People's Republic of China.

In this chapter, I will argue that the continuing incidents of violence that have occurred in the region known as the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, or Eastern Turkestan, are best understood as incidents of civil unrest in the public sphere, and can rarely be described as “secessionism” (fenliezhuyi) in the traditional sense of the term (which I take to mean coordinated acts of Author: U C.

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Request PDF | Violent Separatism in Xinjiang: A Critical Assessment | Xinjiang is an arid region three times the size of France in the northwestern corner of the People's Republic of China Author: James Millward. ized, violent separatist resistance to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, a region three times the size of France located in the northwestern corner of the PRC.

Since several major vio-lent events in the s, concern has risen over the possibility that a violent separatist or terrorist movement may be emerging among the Turkic Muslim population of this region. In fact, both the frequency and severity of violent incidents in Xinjiang have declined sincepossibly because of Chinese efforts at interdiction.

While it is not negligible, the current threat of organized Uyghur separatism and particularly of terrorist attacks on civilian targets seems less serious than claimed in official and media by: 'Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on the North Western Border of China is one of the most important regions of China.

In terms of area, XUAR is the largest province of China with Uyghur Muslims as the majority. Uyghur Separatists have been demanding an independent state out of China.' (Publisher). (). China's “War on Terror” in Xinjiang: Human Security and the Causes of Violent Uighur Separatism.

Terrorism and Political Violence: Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. Cited by:   Uyghur Muslim violence in Xinjiang, China, has two justifications—ethnic separatism and religious rhetoric. The Uyghurs, who reside throughout the immediate region, are the largest Turkic ethnic group living in Xinjiang and are overwhelmingly by: Violent separatism in Xinjiang: a critical assessment.

[James A Millward; East-West Center Washington.] -- This study surveys the evidence for organized, violent separatist resistance to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, a region located in the northwester corner of the People's Republic of China.

state-perceived terrorism in Xinjiang. Millward, J. () Violent separatism in Xinjiang, East-West Center. in Xinjiang.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Xinjiang. This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang.

Violence in Xinjiang since the mids is projected as one of the major. The Xinjiang conflict is a conflict in China's far-northwest autonomous region of Xinjiang centred on the Uyghurs, a Turkic minority ethnic group who make up the largest group in the region. Though the conflict is traced tofactors such as the massive state-sponsored migration of Han Chinese from the s to the s, government policies promoting Chinese cultural unity and punishing Location: Xinjiang (mainly).

The overwhelming capacity of China’s Party-state defines Uyghur separatism. Claim-making is pushed into the ‘forbidden range’ towards violent encounters.

There is a ‘medium’ level of violence, with ‘great variability’ in frequency, which demonstrates the ‘high political Author: Damien Kingsbury, Costas Laoutides. : Xinjiang and the Chinese State: Violence in the Reform Era (): Chaudhuri, Debasish: Books.

Dr Michael Clarke, an expert on China's Xinjiang region, examines the factors behind the apparent change in tactics from those behind the rising violence. Prominent Uyghur Historian Confirmed Jailed in Xinjiang Over Published Book.

villagers to oppose the three evils of “ethnic separatism, religious extremism, and violent terrorism.

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's Xinjiang region on Monday, state media say. A knife-wielding gang attacked a.

Violence from Islamic separatists is said to be on the increase. An exile group based in neighbouring Kazakstan says Muslim separatists set off five bombs in Xinjiang in October alone.

The Chinese. Beijing has for more than a decade claimed to be confronted with "religious extremist forces" and "violent terrorists" in Xinjiang Province, a vast region one-sixth of China's land area.

Xinjiang is in fact a large, sparsely populated area that has been a site of heavy army and police concentrations sinceand is used as a base for nuclear.This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in the s.

Solutions to this conflict need to be based on knowledge about what caused it as well as perspectives on why this conflict is so particularly g: Xinjiang.The resurgence of violence in Xinjiang in the aftermath of 9/11 may be understood through an ideological shift among Uyghur opposition movements, from ethno-nationalism toward religious.