Chinese paramilitary police guard the outside the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang after deadly riots between Muslim Uygur and Han Chinese residents in July 12, 2009. Photo: AFP

Beijing policies in Xinjiang driving Chinese Muslims to join ranks of Islamic State, says US think tank

Critics say excessive restrictions on religious and cultural life is one of the main drivers of radicalism

Topic |   Islamic militancy

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Chinese paramilitary police guard the outside the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang after deadly riots between Muslim Uygur and Han Chinese residents in July 12, 2009. Photo: AFP
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