Title

China's "war on terror" : September 11 and Uighur separatism

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Foreign Affairs

Publication Date

7-1-2002

Volume

81

Issue

4

First Page

8

Last Page

12

Abstract

In the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, China has launched its own "war on terror." Beijing now labels as terrorists those who are fighting for an independent state in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, which the separatists call "East Turkestan." The government considers these activists part of a network of international Islamic terror, with funding from the Middle East, training in Pakistan, and combat experience in Checjnya and Afghanistan.

DOI

10.2307/20033235

Print ISSN

00157120

E-ISSN

23277793

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Chung, C.-p. (2002). China's "war on terror": September 11 and Uighur separatism. Foreign Affairs, 81(4), 8-12. doi: 10.2307/20033235