Sunday, December 31, 2006

[thought for the day] new year's eve

We know exactly where there've been terrorist attacks around the world. Why haven't there been any in China, do you think?

3 comments:

Steve said...

There have. About 1000 in 2004, according to the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4131916.stm

james higham said...

Just read the piece, Steve and it's an interesting phiolosophical point - what constitutes "terrorism"?

Is every bomber a terrorist when his issue might be personal anger at authorities?

Of course, this doesn't even include the Chinese execution buses.

Not Saussure said...

China certainly does seem to have a problem with terrorism, though, at least in Xinjiang province (see also the RAND database). The problem is, I suppose, knowing how many incidents actually get reported in a country like China if the authorities don't want them so to be.

Happy New Year, anyway.