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The development trend of extremist and terrorist organizations in the hinterland of Eurasia and the threat to China – 欧亚大陆腹地极端与恐怖主义组织发展态势及对中国的威胁

 Author: Pan Guang, Dai Yichen, Zhang Yifeng, Zhao Guojun  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Journal, Religion, Security  Publisher: International Outlook, 2014(5), 89-98  Publication Date: 2014  Language: Chinese

The drastic changes in the Middle East are spreading Salafi extremism to Central Asian, Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the Chinese border. This situation is creating four interconnected threats for Beijing: First, the personnel and weapons of extremist and terrorist organizations enter China’s Xinjiang province through the borders of China-Kazakhstan, China-Kyrgyzstan, China-Tajikistan, China-Arab and China-Pakistan, causing the “three evil forces” to emerge there. Second, the above-mentioned organizations promote religious extremism and “jihad” ideology through media such as CD-ROMs and the Internet. Third, extremist and terrorist organizations have violently attacked and destroyed Chinese personnel and facilities in Central Asian countries and Afghanistan/Pakistan. Fourth, extremist and terrorist organizations at home and abroad have colluded with each other and joined forces to take violent and terrorist actions in China, especially in Xinjiang. China’s policy response can start from the following five aspects: strengthening international cooperation to contain the impact of extremism and terrorism; strengthening the construction of its own anti-terrorism mechanism, especially the construction of the education mechanism for all; try to divide and disintegrate the “three evil forces.”