The Beijing Olympics and China’s Militant Groups
Pereire, Kenneth George
Date of Issue2007
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
AS CHINA prepares to host the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there are concerns that international terrorists, as well as local minority militant groups mainly located in the Xinjiang region, will seize the opportunity to mount attacks or small-scale skirmishes. The Olympics would also be an ideal event for terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda to display their intent and capability in full view of the international media and fuel their cause with the oxygen of publicity. There is a precedent: the 1972 Munich Olympics.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 065-07
Nanyang Technological University