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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

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China: Exploring the Internal-External Security Nexus

China, Xinjiang and the Roots of Uyghur Separatism and Terrorism

China’s Approach to Counter-terrorism: Policies and Implications

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


Wednesday 17 August: Foreign Policy Dimensions

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

Uyghur Terrorism and a Fractured Middle East

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

South East Asia and Uyghur Terrorism

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