Why is Xinjiang violence escalating?

Griffith Asia Institute
China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region—called “East Turkestan” by many Uighurs—has experienced numerous violent incidents since inter-ethnic riots rocked the region’s capital, Urumqi, in July 2009. Yet this year easily has been the most violent, with the March 1 mass knife attack at Kunming train station in China’s southwest, the April 30 bomb and knife attack […]