Author profile: Pablo Rodríguez-Merino

Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino is a doctoral researcher and associate tutor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (England), where he investigates the social construction of ‘terrorism’ in Xinjiang by the Chinese state. His most recent publication is ‘Old ‘counter-revolution’, new ‘terrorism’: historicizing the framing of violence in Xinjiang by the Chinese state’ (Central Asian Survey, 2018).

China’s Protracted Securitization of Xinjiang: Origins of a Surveillance State

Pablo Rodríguez-Merino • Aug 15 2018 • Articles

China’s leadership stepped up repression in Xinjiang by securitzing the Uyghur minority’s religion in a post-9/11 security climate dominated by the war against terror.


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