Terrorism against Chinese targets

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    I am starting this terrorism against Chinese targets thread under Strategic Defense since existing threads tend to be based on particular incidents while unfortunately there appears to be increasingly frequent terrorist attacks in China even though thankfully most of them are small in scale. This is a strategic issue that is worth watching to see how it develops and how China's military and police forces handle it. News or articles on any incident that resembles a terrorist attack probably belong here until proven otherwise given the common practice in English language media to not necessarily call terrorist attacks against Chinese targets terrorist attacks.

    Here is a report from Radio Free Asia, this source has a known anti-Chinese-authorities slant, be that as it may, this is still a notable incident if true:

    http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attack-03182015121024.html

     
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    Is this thread just about reporting the news of attack or can we discuss methodology and strategy in combating terrorism?
     
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    I believe both can be discussed so long as we abide by the forum rules.
     
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    Fate of the arrested terrorists who carried out the Kunming train station knife attacks with the usual blame-China spin and omitting calling it terrorism:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-china-execution-attacks-idUSKBN0MK0CB20150324

     
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    More disappointing abuse of freedoms in Hong Kong, this time apparently by ISIS recruiters:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/as...tants-said-be-wooing-maids-hong-kong-20150320

     
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    Bus stations to adopt facial recognition in Xinjiang

     
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    This may help identify suspects after the fact but unfortunately I don't think it will have much impact on determined terrorists who do not need to be granted access to a transit hub of any kind to attack soft targets. This does build up the authorities' intelligence base but better trained and armed police on patrol are needed as first responders.
     
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    I think the idea isn't so much to prevent attacks on transit hubs, but to instead prevent known suspects from travelling freely across the country.
     
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    It is all a cat and mouse game, but identifying and keeping tabs on potential suspects is one of many layers of security. Surveillance is limited by technology. How cool it will be if you can identify danger from a distance. Even the best the US have is still remote from that capability. It would be nirvana if their security personnel could detect explosives or pressure cookers in the Boston bombers' bags before they reached the crowd.
     
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    Trouble brewing with the upcoming elections.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/15/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN0OV0BL20150615

     
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