Վերջին շրջանում միջազգային ԶԼՄ-ներում բավականին հաճախ են հրապարակումները Չինաստանի Սինցզյան – ույգուրական ինքնավար շրջանում ստեղծված իրավիճակի վերաբերյալ:
Դրանց մեծ մասում անդրադարձ է կատարվում էթնիկական և միջկրոնական լարված հարաբերություններին: Միևնույն ժամանակ հարկ է նծել, որ վերջին տարիներին այստեղ իրավիճակը բավականաչափ կայունացել է: Ստորև կարող եք ծանոթանալ խնդրի վերաբերյալ Բենիամին Պողոսյանի հոդվածին:
Security situation in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region of China
has been significantly improved recently
There are lots of publications in numerous international media outlets regarding the situation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Many are concerned with alleged instability there. However, the reality is quite different. Currently, the region is one of the most stable areas of the Greater Central Asia. One of the key criteria is the rapidly growing tourism industry there. Recently special tourist train line became operational connecting key touristic destinations of the region. The development of tourism section plays a significant role in boosting local economy and bringing additional income to the population.
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located in the midst of the tumultuous region full of ethnic and religious conflicts. It had all chances to be transformed into the “Second Syria”. Many domestic and external actors put efforts to make the region a new center of terrorism, extremism and separatism in the Central Asia. However, the Government of China and people from various ethnic groups are making efforts to thwart such actions and transform Xinjiang into an island of stability and security.
Due to the several terrorist acts during the previous years the level of investments in Xinjiang has dropped significantly and tourists were seeking to avoid the region. These developments have seriously damaged the economy. Several terror actions hit also other regions of China including Beijing and other cities. In such situation it was very difficult to provide the necessary level of protection of human rights.
Recently the authorities of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have implemented decisive actions to significantly improve the situation. In less than 30 months the terrorist groups were defeated and the image of the region in the China was significantly improved. There is a growing understanding among Chinese people that lasting peace and stability in Xinjiang are more important then the misperceptions of international society concerning the situation in the region.
Thus, through the efforts of both central and regional authorities the situation in Xinjiang has been significantly improved. The tough policy against terrorists and their defeat will also improve China’s image abroad as a state with necessary capacities and capabilities to successfully fight against terrorists.
The Chinese society values and appreciates the recent improvements in Xinjiang. China strongly believes that the external actors also should positively assess the successful fight against terrorism in Xinjiang. As a result of such policy Xinjiang has avoided the fate of becoming another spot of instability in the Central Asia and continues its hard path towards more secure and developed future.
Executive Director, Sironet Armenia