China’s ‘Tibet recipe’ in Xinjiang should put India on alert

June 29, 2017 By Claude Arpi, claudearpi.blogspot

The stability of the Muslim region is vital for Beijing and its gigantic BRI project. At the end of August 2016, Wu Yingjie takes over as party secretary of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) from Chen Quanguo who is sent to “pacify” the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party has taken this crucial decision during the annual closed-door meeting in the summer resort of Beidahe. Chen replaces Zhang Chunxian as XUAR party secretary.
It is indeed a promotion for Chen, given the fact that Xinjiang’s party secretaries often serve in the politburo. Infrastructure His selection is linked to the “Tibet Recipe”, the way Chen managed to “pacify” the TAR.
Once in Urumqi, Chen immediately started applying the formula that he used in Tibet to Xinjiang. But what is this recipe?[Source]

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