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CONFERENCE

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

China’s problem with terrorism has historically been considered to be an outgrowth of Beijing’s efforts to integrate the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) into the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Since the end of the Cold War however this internal dynamic has converged with an evolving external environment to stimulate the development of linkages between Uyghur separatism and terrorism, and broader terrorist movements in Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. This two day conference brought together some of the leading Western and Chinese experts on China’s problems with, and policies to combat, terrorism.

Tuesday 16 August: Domestic Dimensions


9.15-10:15am
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China: Exploring the Internal-External Security Nexus


10:55am-12:10pm
China, Xinjiang and the Roots of Uyghur Separatism and Terrorism


1:10-2.25pm
China’s Approach to Counter-terrorism: Policies and Implications


2.45-4.00pm
China’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Action: The Case of Xinjiang


 

Wednesday 17 August: Foreign Policy Dimensions


9.15-10.30am
Uyghur Terrorism and South Asia: Beijing’s Emerging ‘Af-Pak’ dilemma?


10:55am-12:10pm
Uyghur Terrorism and a Fractured Middle East


1.10-2.25pm
Combating the Three Evils: China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Counter-Terrorism


2.45-4pm
South East Asia and Uyghur Terrorism


The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU.

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