China offers big anti-terror rewards in Xinjiang

Reuters, 22 February 2017

By Michael Martina — Authorities in a violence prone area of China’s western Xinjiang region are offering 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) in rewards for anti-terror tips, state media said, a policy that coincides with a dramatic rise in regional security spending.

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Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to ‘relentlessly beat’ separatists

The Guardian, 20 February 2017

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By Tom Phillips — Thousands of heavily armed troops have paraded through cities in China’s troubled far west with officials there vowing a “thunderous” anti-terror crackdown after an apparent upsurge in deadly ethnic violence.

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China stages another mass anti-terror rally in Xinjiang

Reuters, 20 February 2017

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By Ben Blanchard — Chinese security forces have staged another mass anti-terror rally in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, parading hundreds of armed men through the streets of the regional capital Urumqi in a show of force after an uptick in violence.

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China holds ‘anti-terrorism’ mass rally in Xinjiang’s Uighur heartland

Reuters, 16 February 2017

By Philip Wen — The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region’s southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.

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China’s Self-Defeating Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Xinjiang

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By Michael Clarke — The correlation between regime type and the likelihood of terrorism has been a subject of scholarly attention for decades. One major stream of debate suggests that authoritarian regimes, unconstrained by civil society and democratic processes, make it harder for terrorist groups to organise and operate.

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China: More commitment to human rights of the Uyghurs needed

Society for Threatened Peoples, 16 February 2017

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Society for Threatened Peoples — The run-up to the Munich Security Conference, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the Ilham-Tohti Initiative have appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to show commitment for the Uyghur people in China.

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China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

Asian Correspondent, 13 February 2017

By Matthew Abbey — For centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.

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Persecution of Tibetans and Uyghurs: EP Conference Sheds Light on Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy

UNPO, 10 February 2017

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UNPO — On 8 February 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, kindly hosted by MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE) and Thomas Mann (EPP).

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