Xinjiang and the War against Terrorism

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Title Xinjiang and the War against Terrorism
Author Mackerras, Colin Patrick
Book Title China and Antiterrorism
Editor Simon Shen
Year Published 2007
Place of publication New York
Publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Abstract The chapter briefly discusses the ethnic makeup of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, focussing on the Uygurs, who are both Turkic and Islamic. It analyzes the impact of the September 11, 2001 Incidents and the War against Terrorism on XInjiang and the Uygurs, and vice versa. It argues that China had been engaged in its own war against terrorism, separatism and religious extremism since 1996, and that George Bush's war was actually not as important for China as might be supposed. However, it also argues that the Chinese government used Bush's war on terror for its own purposes and as a reason for stepping up its own war against terrorism and Uygur separatism.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Chapter Number 5
Page from 91
Page to 112
ISBN 9781600213441
Date Accessioned 2008-05-28
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject History: Asian; Other Policy and Political Science; Studies in Human Society
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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