Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

China could face greater terrorism threat as US ‘delists’ East Turkestan Islamic Movement, experts say

  • Washington’s decision to remove the ETIM from its list of terror groups will be detrimental to China-US counterterrorism efforts, academic says
  • The UN Security Council said in July the ETIM controlled between 1,100 and 3,500 fighters, mostly in Syria and Afghanistan

Topic |   US-China relations
Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators wave the flag of East Turkestan during a protest in 2018 against China’s treatment of ethnic Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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