Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP
Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP
Mohammed Sinan Siyech
Opinion

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Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Why China is becoming a target of jihadist hatred, like the US

  • As US influence fades and China rises, jihadists are seizing on Beijing’s suppression of Uygurs in Xinjiang, ‘imperialist’ belt and road ambitions, and plans to build more military bases in an effort to find a new villain to help justify their existence

Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP
Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Chinese treatment of Uygurs in front of the Chinese consulate in Surabaya, East Java, last December. Photo: AFP
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Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Mohammed Sinan Siyech is a senior analyst with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.