Explaining the Chinese framing of the “terrorist” violence in Xinjiang: insights from securitization theory

  title={Explaining the Chinese framing of the “terrorist” violence in Xinjiang: insights from securitization theory},
  author={Marie Tr{\'e}daniel and Pak K. Lee},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={177 - 195}
This paper critically examines the Chinese framing of the “terrorist” violence in Xinjiang. Drawing on the Copenhagen school of securitization theory, it examines how the historical perception of the region as a primary source of security threats to inner China has led today’s China to continue with representing the Han Chinese–Uyghur discord as an existential threat. In framing the ethnic conflict as a security issue, China has capitalized on the global “war on terror” of the early 2000s to… 
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