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China is experiencing a surge of Islamist terror

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Another explosion in the city of Urumqi - the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China - claimed dozens of lives. This terrorist attack has become the largest in recent years, although city residents have long been accustomed to such “surprises”: an unprecedented surge of terrorist activity is observed in the western part of China. The overwhelming majority of the attacks were carried out by Islamists, who received financial support from their foreign "partners".

Islamists are attacking China

The main goal of the PRC is to become a rich and strong power, reaching a qualitatively new level in global politics. Now, China, despite its enormous potential, is still a regional power with many internal problems that the government has been struggling with since the end of the 70s. In turn, the foreign sponsors of the militants of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region set themselves the task of destabilizing the situation in the PRC as much as possible in order to prevent China from becoming a strong global player. It is necessary to destroy the production infrastructure, to frighten off investors, to sow fear in the society, “to tie with blood” as many citizens as possible.

A series of explosions 23 May in Urumqi - one of the episodes of such a scenario. Unknown people in two cars in the city market crash into the crowd, after which one car explodes, and from the second, explosive devices fly into people. Three dozen people die on the spot, another 90 receive injuries of varying severity. Who should blame the relatives of those killed?

In Urumqi, two communities live compactly - Uigur and Chinese. If someone wants to avenge the dead, the consequences of such an act are difficult to predict. The city in 2009 had already survived the pogrom that killed 197 people. Is it the fault of unknown terrorists that should happen again?

No wonder the PRC Chairman Xi Jinping made an extremely tough statement about the terrorist attack on the Urumqi market. He promised to spare no effort in order to punish the terrorists, as well as to prevent destabilization of the situation in the west of China. But the enemies of the People's Republic of China are silent: no one has taken the responsibility for the murder of 31.

However, and so it is clear who is the perpetrator of the attack. We are talking about the organization of the Islamic Movement of East Turkestan. The day before the tragedy, the Xinhua News Agency reported that the court had sentenced 39 to extremists who were convicted of propaganda of terrorism and participation in illegal armed groups.

However, the question of who paid for the attack on the market in Urumqi remains open. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a rather poor region where business does not flourish at all. Urumqi is not a financial center, and getting money through classical expropriation of the expropriators is a serious problem. Surely the funds come from abroad.

An indirect confirmation of the fact that the sources of funding for Uyghur terrorists are abroad is the fact that the number of terrorist attacks has recently increased dramatically. This is a completely unnatural phenomenon, because there were no prerequisites for an increase in the number of extremist attacks. In past decades, a lingering confrontation between the Uighurs and the Chinese never led to such a number of victims. It is obvious that someone started to artificially stimulate the conflict.

So, since the beginning of spring, the attacks began to occur not only on the territory of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but also hundreds of kilometers from its borders. Two months ago, in the city of Kunming, located in the southern province of Yunnan, armed with cold weapons unidentified individuals attacked one of the passenger trains and killed a 29 man. In October last year, the attack occurred on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is known that Uygur terrorists penetrated into the countries of Central Asia, where, however, they show little activity.

State terrorism

Who benefits from destabilization in China? So far, only one global player is capable of such actions anywhere in the world - the United States. Washington does not like that the Celestial wants to play on an equal footing with the United States. According to American experts, China is consuming too many resources, and is going to build its own “golden billion” society as opposed to the same “billion” already existing in the West. Thus, we see the picture of a global war for the distribution of resources between China and the United States.

The United States is trying to surround China around the perimeter, and at the same time blow it up from the inside. There are quite a lot of levers of pressure on the Celestial Empire: the PRC suffers from many ills, ranging from the uneven development of regions and ending with uncontrolled consumer growth. The Chinese want to live as richly as in the West, and therefore they demand more and more benefits. The government cannot satisfy all the demands of the population, because it has limited resources.

Using this, as well as other problems of the Middle Kingdom, puppeteers from Washington skillfully manipulate the parties to the conflicts and force them to act in the interests of America. Moreover, if a player turns out to be very promising, the USA is ready to play along with him almost openly.

According to Russian Sinologist Yuri Tavrovsky, Uighur terrorists are now being trained in the mountains of Afghanistan by Salafis who have arrived from Syria. It is not difficult to guess who gave the "go-ahead" to carry out such activities, because Afghanistan is now under American occupation, and Salafis in Syria are fighting with the tacit support of the United States.

There is another opinion about the sources of financing of Uygur terrorism. Thus, the chief researcher of the Institute of the Far East, Alexander Lomanov, believes that Al-Qaida is involved in the escalation of violence in western China. It is her “handwriting” that is traced in the manner in which the last terrorist attacks were carried out. However, even if the al-Qaeda militants declared war on China, this does not diminish the benefits that Washington will derive.

Total Cold War in Asia

The administration of Barack Obama, apart from the internal destabilization of the PRC, is solving another task, and hopes to involve Beijing in a difficult game in Central Asia. Trying to neutralize the terrorists, China will, willy-nilly, be forced to turn to its neighbors. And this is despite the fact that Beijing has still not solved the problem with access to the global ocean: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines are loyal to the United States, and serve as a deterrent for Chinese expansion eastward.

The welfare state — the blue dream of the current party leadership of the Celestial Empire — has not yet been on the verge of collapse, but this idea will not be realized if Beijing fails to crush the hydra of terrorism in the western regions of the country. As is known, the escalation of violence occurs in a spiral, and the current dozens of the dead will be converted into hundreds in the next year, and in the following year - into thousands. Even worse, if China is involved in the Central Asian games, especially on the eve of the withdrawal of the occupying NATO forces from Afghanistan.

The Celestial Empire can be saved only if it continues building good-neighborly relations with Russia. After all, only from the Russian border does not threaten China: in the east - military bases of the United States and American allies, in the south - impassable Himalayas and hostile India, in the east - Islamic terrorists and, again, military bases belonging to the United States.

So Islamist terror in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is an unsuccessful attempt to completely isolate China? Yes, if Moscow continues to cooperate with Beijing. Russia for China is now a window into the world, a source of growth and a reliable ally in matters of confrontation with Islamism and American expansion. The revitalization of the Uyghur terrorists only increased China’s dependence on the Russian infrastructure, and makes Beijing continue to look for support in Moscow on key foreign policy issues.
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  1. Russian
    Russian 27 May 2014 07: 48
    +10
    Allies, allies, and you need to keep your ear sharp with them!
  2. Alex_Popovson
    Alex_Popovson 27 May 2014 07: 51
    -3
    Dar al-Kufr, the land of the infidels. The Chinese are simply rewarded for unbelief and hypocrisy, as well as for the fact that they crush the monotheists
  3. Humpty
    Humpty 27 May 2014 07: 54
    +8
    Not the best article. The author has a poor idea of ​​Xinjiang. Firstly, he is not that poor. From the north, not only Russia, but Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, even purely theoretically, cannot pose any threat to China. China has a strategic partnership with Pakistan. In the immediate vicinity of the borders with Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, it is completely calm, at least for the last 15 years. There are many military, police, GB-schnicks, voluntary "friends of the people".
    Xinjiang is actively developing economically. Uyghur extremists do not have strong support among their own, other Muslims living there do not support them at all. However, the infection sits there for a long time and from time to time creeps out.
    1. lars
      lars 27 May 2014 10: 31
      +2
      Obviously it cannot do without "lubrication".
  4. parus2nik
    parus2nik 27 May 2014 07: 55
    +1
    Again, the Islamists climbed up ... and again, Xinjiang
    1. Berkut-UA
      Berkut-UA 27 May 2014 09: 14
      +2
      Islamists stepped up
      after signing the gas agreement,

      Hmmmm ...
      who is he who called to them with a request to commit terrorist acts
      to show the government - the United States is unhappy with the actions of Beijing ...
      ... maybe Brennan again
  5. blackberry
    blackberry 27 May 2014 08: 21
    +3
    Quote: Humpty
    Not the most successful article. The author has a poor idea ....

    I support. Starting with the epic "is a regional power", "unresolved access to the ocean", "hostile India", "Taiwan is loyal to the US" - where do you get this? And most importantly - why? School essay or what?
    A third of the state border is sea, ocean ports - from north to south. India and China are the co-founders and partners of several Asian unions (BRICS, CICA, SCO), both states possess nuclear weapons and the Indian neighbor China is one of five members of the UN Security Council with the right of veto, that is, it will help block any hostile decisions in the future, Taiwan in the Chinese economy - by the very nostrils, the Chinese have not yet found any evidence of the participation of Turkestan warriors - just the Turkestan warriors themselves stated that it was their attack, the Xinjiang Chinese themselves would kill without external participation, it’s just useful for Central Asia and Russia to cooperate in this matter to export terrorism did not happen. Both China and India are partners with equal capabilities and resources for Russia, and not at all poor relatives or beggars at the gates. What do you want to be the saviors of the world? Donbass, go save first, all Hulks are on paper, but what about the Ukrops? The people crumble how much in vain.
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 27 May 2014 08: 36
      0
      Actually, I have no reason to doubt that Uyghur terrorists are behind the bombings in Urumqi. Information about less noticeable incidents is not often reached. In the event of the slightest frenzy, international patrols patrol the streets there. Guard soldiers appear in all public places. Everything is done to ensure that the infection does not feel relaxed. This is what is on the surface.
      1. blackberry
        blackberry 27 May 2014 19: 15
        +1
        Quote: Humpty
        Actually, I have no reason to doubt that Uyghur terrorists are behind the bombings in Urumqi. Information about less noticeable incidents is not often reached. In the event of the slightest frenzy, international patrols patrol the streets there. Guard soldiers appear in all public places. Everything is done to ensure that the infection does not feel relaxed. This is what is on the surface.

        most likely, your assumptions will be correct. And - yes, the Chinese are sooo tough to protest. As a person who lived there for some time, I confirm everything that is shown on TV. This is not a chosen chernukha, everything is so at all levels of police work - from collectors and traffic cops to patrols around diplomatic towns.
    2. iulai
      iulai 27 May 2014 16: 02
      0
      Blackberry, you are not only beautiful, but still very smart.
      1. blackberry
        blackberry 27 May 2014 19: 07
        0
        iulai repeat You spoil ... I just listed the facts, for this you do not need to be a Nobel laureate.
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  6. inkass_98
    inkass_98 27 May 2014 08: 48
    +3
    Something very gloomy picture of the future of China was painted by the author. The Uyghur problem has been around for decades, and nothing - China has not crumbled from this. As for financing, a rather large group of these wonderful people live in the United States, from where the financing of Uyghur separatism comes from. The casket, as usual, opens easily. The empire of good has time everywhere, and I want to answer her the same.
  7. liberal
    liberal 27 May 2014 09: 08
    -9
    usa ... usa.
    you are bogged down in your americophobia, and you can’t even imagine that most of the processes in the world take place completely without the participation of the states.
    Uyghurs fiercely hate the Chinese; states are not needed for this. the Uighurs, when the opportunity arises, kill the Chinese, for this they do not need the states and their money, they only need a knife.
    the Uyghur diasporas in Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Australia unanimously support, including and financially, their compatriots in the struggle for independence.
    Americans are not gods; they cannot control everything; it is simply impossible.
    1. ando_bor
      ando_bor 27 May 2014 12: 04
      +1
      There is real discontent, but I saw a surge of Tibetan extremism under the Beijing Olympics, organized and paid for by the West.
      Why do not Uigurs under the pipe stimulate?
      1. Humpty
        Humpty 27 May 2014 17: 09
        0
        You may laugh, but in Xinjiang there are American NGOs. Allegedly Protestant missionaries, for one "for the sake of the saint" run a cafe where you can buy a small piece of apple pie. Or not to buy and take three kilograms of meat at the market for the same money. The commercial feasibility of such a cafe, you must agree, is doubtful.
      2. blackberry
        blackberry 27 May 2014 19: 33
        +1
        Quote: ando_bor
        Why do not Uigurs under the pipe stimulate?

        If I had to decide, I would place strategic objects there only as a last resort. While the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is only half contracted (throughput 61 billion cubic meters - 38 signed), it makes no sense to pull the Altai gas pipeline, and the terrain is seismologically extremely active - every month it shakes, and radicals use such an instrument of pressure (by explosion or even a humane valve) into your hands, and even for your own money - as they say, do not be dashing. Welfare can also be raised in other, less critical ways, since it is quite low there compared to the east and southeast of the country.
  8. mamont5
    mamont5 27 May 2014 09: 22
    0
    "Who benefits from destabilization in China? So far, only one world player is capable of such actions anywhere in the world - the United States. Washington does not like the fact that the Celestial Empire wants to play on equal terms with the United States."

    Oh, and dawds, oh, and this America will play out! Its end is near, only the states do not want to come to terms with this at all.
  9. teron
    teron 27 May 2014 10: 11
    +2
    I don’t know if there is an American trace in this matter, but why no one will help the indigenous peoples of the United States in the struggle for independence and the purification of their native land from invaders?
    And then different clever men will tell us that Russia (China, Iran - substitute the necessary) has nothing to do with, it’s they themselves.
  10. yehat
    yehat 27 May 2014 10: 54
    +1
    there is no Islamist terror there! You just need to know the recent history of Shinjiang.
    China has tricked this territory into itself by simply relocating the settlers who voted to join. But that’s not all - visitors began to actively crush the locals,
    therefore, Shinjiang rebels. Islam has nothing to do with it - they would get a similar reaction in any territory.
  11. voveim
    voveim 27 May 2014 11: 33
    0
    I read about 15 years ago an article (in "Soldier of Fortune", it seems, then there was a Russian version) about how a Uighur terrorist who fought on the side of the militants was captured in Chechnya. And after some time he was issued to the PRC. So, when he saw the Chinese operatives, he put them in his pants! In the literal sense of the word! And how to drink to give, during interrogations "sang" where there is a nightingale. And now, go and admire from below how the Gaoliang grows.

    This is me to the fact that the Chinese with a bandit never stood on ceremony, and will not continue. That's what they need to learn from. And then all sorts of Nurpashi Kulaevs are sitting for themselves, the government rations are eating ...
  12. Alexey Prikazchikov
    Alexey Prikazchikov 27 May 2014 12: 14
    -1
    And here, these Muslim Muslim earplugs were noted in time. Well, yes, China is not liberal Russia and the EU, if it is withdrawn, it simply cuts out all the Muslims on earth. And then at least worry about injustice, the one who remained divine is right.
  13. Nitarius
    Nitarius 27 May 2014 12: 57
    0
    IT IS NECESSARY TO LIKE THINGS .... IN THE USA TO BUILD! to LEAD REAL DEMOCRACY! to KNOW THESE READS!
  14. Leshka
    Leshka 27 May 2014 13: 23
    +1
    it seems that for China it will become their Caucasus
  15. Czar
    Czar 27 May 2014 14: 25
    -2
    There have been no terrorist attacks in the USA for a long time ...
  16. Mih
    Mih 27 May 2014 23: 51
    0
    CHINA is catching up with the USA
    Well, in order to become the same great great wassat it is necessary to have the corresponding attributes - terrorist attacks. Mark must be kept! laughing
  17. Ged
    Ged 28 May 2014 04: 13
    0
    Here's more about this issue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDjeAc6Mi3M
  18. silver169
    silver169 28 May 2014 07: 54
    0
    Vile - America, leaves no one alone, everywhere sticks his long, snotty nose! When the end comes to this vile, vile country that everyone hates so much.
  19. melnik
    melnik 28 May 2014 09: 55
    +2
    I talked with the Uighurs in Uzbekistan. Like refugees, back in the USSR. Their hatred of the Chinese is unbelievable.
  20. goose
    goose 28 May 2014 12: 42
    0
    Quote: yehat
    there is no Islamist terror there! You just need to know the recent history of the Shinjiang. China has tricked itself into joining this territory by simply relocating the settlers who voted to join. But this is not all - the visitors began to actively crush the locals, which is why Shinjiang is rebelling. Islam has nothing to do with it - they would get a similar reaction in any territory.

    National, traditional Uyghur terrorism, we must not forget that this was a gangster region that has been earning from robbing silk caravans for a long time in Chinese history, and the Chinese have been grinding their teeth on it for a thousand years. Type Circassians were. Over time, the Chinese established control of the Uyghurs.

    Islam came there much later. But this is not a profitable card for destabilization, since many Chinese are Muslims.
  21. dzau
    dzau 29 May 2014 03: 46
    +1
    Quote: liberal
    usa ... usa.
    Uyghurs fiercely hate the Chinese; states are not needed for this. the Uighurs, when the opportunity arises, kill the Chinese, for this they do not need the states and their money, they only need a knife.
    the Uyghur diasporas in Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Australia unanimously support, including and financially, their compatriots in the struggle for independence.
    Americans are not gods; they cannot control everything; it is simply impossible.

    But they can contribute.

    And what about the hatred of the Uighurs ... Have you personally been in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at least? Ordinary Uighurs live for themselves in the same way as, say, the republics of Central Asia lived in a recent union.

    That is, they are busy with everyday life, and not running around the mountains a la Afghanistan, where the population - really - fiercely, furiously hates the Western invaders.

    Similarly, on the Han side, no one, like the Kurds in Turkey or the Palestinians in Israel, shoots from helicopters and doesn’t demolish residential quarters at night with bulldozers.

    Simply put: the Uyghurs live in the country on the same conditions as ordinary Han people. Even, due to some support programs for "small nationalities" (communized from the Soviet model), they have (or had) some preferences.

    If there is someone there "fiercely, madly to hate" - then this is office plankton and other squabbles: from not *** n do and pliancy to all familiar fairy tales about "you deserve a better life, if not Soviet, Armenian, Native American (unnecessary cross out) Chinese invaders - you would live like in Switzerland, have three iPhones and two Ferraris, living on the beach and *** by 3m models. "

    Ordinary people have nothing to do with all this nonsense: they work, feed their families, monitor the household and raise their children.

    To agitate him and systematically provoke hatred, with Chinese zeal for keeping order, the Amer side needs oh what investments, where is the poor Maidan ...