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?


Steve said...

There have. About 1000 in 2004, according to the BBC:

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.