That China has much to hide regarding its counterterrorism policies became apparent when it carefully staged a controversial visit by Vladimir Voronkov, a Russian diplomat currently heading the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), to its restive Xinjiang province.
China’s global reputation has already suffered a setback because of its repressive policies toward the Uighur community. Beijing routinely uses the rhetoric of terror to inflate and vilify the threats from the Uighur Muslims. Therefore, despite protests by the United States and Britain, China was desperate to gain international legitimacy for its notorious policies by arranging Voronkov visit.
In this backdrop, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent call for a global conference to tackle terrorism assumes significance. Read More