A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP
A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP
Allen Carlson
Opinion

Opinion

Allen Carlson

Why Xi Jinping’s muscular approach in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong will backfire

  • The clamping down on the rights of those living in China’s periphery is not unprecedented, but the resurgence of these policies may make tensions even more intractable, instead of leading to long-lasting stability

A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP
A men wearing a “Free Tibet” T-shirt is surrounded by police in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on China’s National Day on October 1. Photo: AP
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Allen Carlson

Allen Carlson

Allen Carlson is an associate professor in Cornell University's Government Department. He is also the Michael J. Zak Chair of history for US-China relations, and director of The Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies programme at Cornell.