Kunming: China’s 9/11?

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by Kendrick Kuo on 3/22/2014 · 1 comment

On March 1, in the Kunming train station, eight assailants with foot-long knives killed at least 29 people and injured 143 others. To discuss this event and its surrounding issues, Julia Famularo, Raffaello Pantucci, Alessandro Rippa, and Andrew Small came on China Pivots West for a roundtable. To listen online, here. To subscribe, here.

Julia Famularo is a specialist in contemporary Xinjiang, Tibet, and Taiwan. She is a PhD candidate in Modern East and Central Asian Political History at Georgetown University. She is also a research affiliate at the Project 2049 Institute.

Raffaello Pantucci is a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London. He works on counter-terrorism issues and China-Central Asia relations. He runs the China in Central Asia blog and soon to be research hub/network.

Alessandro Rippa is pursuing his PhD at the University of Aberdeen. He studies China’s western regions and is an expert on Uyghur issues. He is also the assistant editor of The South Asianist.

Andrew Small was on the show earlier this year discussing China-Pakistan relations. Andrew is at the German Marshall Fund and is coming out with a book this year titled The China-Pakistan Axis.


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ET March 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Why were no Uyghurs/Han Chinese invited to this discussion? This whole forum seems to be the preserve of theorizing outsiders.

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