The Men and Women Who Fight China’s Shadowy ‘Anti-Terrorist’ War

In the aftermath of the Paris ISIS attacks, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai lit up in blue, white and red, to mark the French tricolor. It was a heartfelt symbol in a metropolis that was once dubbed the Paris of the East—and the light display quickly provoked Chinese social media chatter as to why similar memorials were not made when Muslim assailants slaughtered innocent Chinese over the past couple years. The most notable of those was a rampage at a train station in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming last year, in which around 30 people were slashed to death by cleavers and others knives, and a bomb and car attack at a food market in the northwestern city of Urumqi, in which an equal number of civilians perished.

  • Alain

    I agree that the Chinese citizens have a valid point. I suspect the communist regimes does all it can to downplay the terrorist attacks within China, but not at all for the same reason as Western governments. They do not want to appear incapable (or incompetent) of protecting the people.

    • UCSPanther

      The Russians did the same thing with Beslan and a couple of other major attacks.

      Sweeping things under the carpet is more or less a standard approach for more authoritarian regimes like the Chinese or Russian Politboros…

      • mobuyus

        Ya but they should wait until there has been a thorough cleaning of garbage before sweeping under carpet.

  • ontario john

    Good news for Premier Wynne. The National Post reports that gay men will be a priority group allowed in as refugees. Now she can have someone else sit next to her at the pride parade, since her current flick of gays are in jail. I guess no single Christian men are allowed in.

  • tom_billesley
    • Alain

      I have to ask if it smelled like roasted pok?

  • ontario john

    Maybe because Trudeau admires the commie Chinese so much, he can get them to send some troops over here, since our troops are going to be too busy being servants to muslim refugees.

    • Alain

      He would not want to lose a big block of voters.