Author Archives: Claude Arpi

Born in Angoulême France, Claude Arpi settled in India 40 years ago. He is the author of several books on Tibet, Sino-Indian relations and French India.

China’s double-standards on Terror

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday. Attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack on Thursday near an open air market in the capital of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang, leaving an unknown number of people dead and injured, state media reported. (AP Photo by Cao Zhiheng)

For China, apart from the ideological confusion about the term ‘terror’, the issue is rather complicated due to its policy of ‘mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,’ born out of the Panchsheel doctrine. In any case, Beijing needs to do some homework and clarify to the world what it considers as ‘terrorism’.