Multiculturalism with Chinese characteristics…China’s war on terror becomes a war on conservative Islam.
Not that I am anti-Chinese. I am also a fan of China. Actually I am a fan of everyone. Why not? In our Indian culture we never got too worked up about faraway places anyway, which I think is eminently sensible. and with the current civlizational crisis in the Islamicate world, much worse may happen in less Chinese countries.
But while I can sort of let it go, I dont think the Paknationalist dream of a Chinese-Islamic partnership with Pakistan as China’s Muslim enforcer will get away unscathed. I assume they will try to put all of this in the catergory of “American propaganda”, but some of it does seem to be true. That could become an issue.
“China’s campaign against separatism and terrorism in its mainly Muslim west has now become an all-out war on conservative Islam, residents here say.
btw, those thinking I am joking about the paknationalist dream have not met Pakistani Nationalists of the senior army officer type… See Zaid Hamid for details (paid generously for his efforts by the ISI, as reported by his own ex-accountant). Its a load of crap, but that doesnt mean it doesnt have believers….
Shanghaiist reports on Project Beauty: the chinese effort to make Uighur women show their face
Miss Tourism Queen Xinjiang, Finals
Xinjiang cultural troupe in Pakistan
China Post reports on Beard informants.