A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP
A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP

China accuses US of double standards as it drops ETIM from terrorism list

  • Washington designated the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as a foreign terrorist organisation in 2002
  • Beijing says the move will hold back global counterterrorism efforts, while Chinese analyst believes it could encourage attacks

Topic |   US-China relations
A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP
A protester in Istanbul wears a mask with the colours of the East Turkestan flag in 2018. ETIM is seeking an independent Islamic state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan. Photo: AFP
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