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After Syria’s partition, will Xinjiang be destabilized?

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  1. Zsari

    Zsari FULL MEMBER

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    After Syria’s partition, will Xinjiang be destabilized?
    By CHRISTINA LIN SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 5:47 PM (UTC+8)

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    Xinjiang at heart of Belt and Road Initiative

    Now it appears that a Western united front is emerging to confront China on human rights issues, using various tools of media coverage, economic sanctions, political activism by NGOs and think tanks to internationalize the Uyghur issue in Xinjiang. Similar to Israel’s dilemma over the internationalization of the Palestinian issue, China is bracing itself for a destabilization campaign and possible call for secession and partition of the province from Chinese sovereignty.

    This perception is due to US backing of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, which aspires to revert Xinjiang to an independent East Turkistan. The first president of the Congress was Erkin Alptekin, son of Isa Alptekin, who headed the short-lived First East Turkestan Republic in Kashgar (November 12, 1933 to February 6, 1934), and also served as an advisor to the CIA while working at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich.

    The Alptekin family and Xinjiang secession enjoy strong support from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who while being mayor of Istanbul in 1995, named a section of the Blue Mosque park after Isa Alptekin and built a memorial to commemorate Eastern Turkistani martyrs who lost their lives in the “struggle for independence.”

    Given resource-rich Xinjiang is at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), destabilizing the province would not only spoil the plan for Eurasian integration and development, but also weaken China’s economy by cutting off its overland energy supply from Central Asia and the Middle East, hamper its market access, and keep Beijing bogged down in an ethnoreligious conflict.

    While this may augment current Washington’s trade war against the Middle Kingdom and weaken the Pentagon’s “peer competitor,” by deliberately stoking Chinese fears about Xinjiang destabilization and increasing radicalization, thereby egging Beijing to clamp down on Uyghurs, is in effect exploiting the ethnic Uyghur’s plight for narrow geopolitical agenda.

    And as Yizhack Shichor perceived, “Vocal criticism of China related to its Uyghur persecution comes primarily, in fact almost entirely from outside the Middle East, from Western non-Muslim countries…[which] may have little do to with loving the Uyghurs, and much more to do with opposing China.”

    http://www.atimes.com/after-syrias-partition-will-xinjiang-be-destabilized/
     
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    Welcome to the new cold war.
     
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    Hawkish types within the PLA had been warning about this many years ago as the next phase of war against China along with economic warfare. They had been preparing for years in anticipation of the West's move to destabilise Xinjiang part of a broader war against China and Russia.

    A possible entry point would be to funnel radicalised fighters along with destabilisation of Central Asia and Afghanistan as a staging point. As the US shifts weight from counter-insurgency to great power competition, asymmetrical warfare against China would intensify. This is putting pressure on China's internal security to shift gears. The US "War on Terror" was to place pieces and open up logistics for the next phase of great power competition.

    @54:47 Counter-terrorism units are arming themselves with MRAP type vehicles that is armed with twin 7.62mm mini-guns and a .50 caliber machine gun. A vehicle like this is not suited for combating a conventional army but an irregular force. It is likely that China is learning lessons from Russia's counter terrorism efforts. The vehicle is much more powerful than what domestic counter terrorism units had before, the point is to saturate firepower and enable rapid elimination of terror cells instead of putting special forces at higher risk. Previously contact had to be more personal.


    It is likely that in the event of a regional destabilisation, China would mobilise along with a coalition of neighbouring nations. Counter-terror units and specialised equipment would be utilised rather than depending on the regular military.
     
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    China current/future action in the Uighur community could also be a double edge sword... Pushing to maintain a grip on a fairly Homogenous population in reaction to a "possible" Western interference...Could end up Fueling discontent... Therefore US grip on this matter will be limited, since CN is doing herself harm...

    Many may argue that CN isn't pushing Uighurs to do X or Y against their will...But tbh it doesn't matter in the mind of a Youth... It's all about perception...

    Increasing Uighur inclusion in CN society is the right thing to do... But pushing some of them whatever rightfully or wrongly to "adapt" dramatically to an ideology/way of life that they feel being imposed or too fast... could end up with a counter result...

    The Uighur Culture is very Different from the rest of China... What was being done in Centuries in the old days... China is trying to do it in a few years...
     
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    They hv been trying for a long time but failed.

    Foreign embedded agents terminated quickly.
     
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    Day dreaming... Xinjiang is very safe now, things are getting better and better!

    But China haters with IQ lower than 80 would like to hear this kind of sh!t!


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