The Last Jedi
Violet Oboe!! I'm happy you are posting again!
no one ever said that there cant be economic development. but that does not preclude a harsher crack down on the violent elements of Xinjiang. its like the NATO forces trying to crack down on insurgency and rebuilding iraq and afghanistan at the same time. there are people in Xinjiang who simply dont want to see tranquility under the CCP. so before this problem can be solved for the long term, the most immediate solution is to go down on them hard.Though Hu Yaobang has messed up many things like the legendary multi billion $ Yen credit disaster with Japan during the mid 80's, he was right in relaxing the harsh military rule in Tibet. Without economic development there can be no sustainable control!
After all no chinese immigrants want to move into thoroughly underdeveloped regions surrounded by poor and hostile indigenous people. The main problem emerging after some time is a nationalist/religious backlash of the local people against chinese immigrants and military/security, and for this there is simply no easy solution since a concept of aggressive marginalization of natives as implemented by the US during the 19th/early20th century is not any longer viable in the 21st century.