Muslim Separatists or “Terrorists”?

As Muslim ethnic minorities chafe under Chinese rule, a simmering revolt and seething ethnic conflict have turned much of western China into a heavily armed garrison ready to crush sporadic, spontaneous, and seemingly futile acts of rebellion.

New York Times

The Chinese military in Xinjiang will always keep up the intensity of its crackdown on ethnic separatist forces and deal them devastating blows without showing any mercy.

—Xinjiang Party Secretary Wang Lequan

Almost 95% of China’s population is classified as “ethnic Chinese” or “Han.” However, not all of China’s many wars from within are pitting Han “brother against brother.” Ground zero for China’s growing ethnic rebellions against the ruling Han class ...

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