Paved with Good Intentions

@article{Sautman2012PavedWG,
  title={Paved with Good Intentions},
  author={Barry Sautman},
  journal={Modern China},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={10 - 39}
}
  • B. Sautman
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Sociology
  • Modern China
Since 2004, academics concerned about a prospective fracturing of China’s territory have advanced proposals to phase out ethnic regional autonomy, preferential policies, and other minority rights. Riots in Lhasa, Tibet, in 2008 and Urumqi, Xinjiang, in 2009 gave greater impetus to the proposals, as they moved from academic to wider circles and complaints about preferential policies in criminal justice, family planning, and school admissions grew, with even state recognition of minorities… 
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