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After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States faced a challenge in enlisting the full support of the People’s Republic of China PRC in the counterterrorism fight against Al Qaeda. This effort raised short-term policy issues about how to elicit cooperation and how to address PRC concerns about the U.S.-led war. Longer-term issues have concerned whether counterterrorism has strategically transformed bilateral ties and whether China’s support was valuable and not obtained at the expense of other U.S. interests. The Bush Administration designated the PRC-targeted -East Turkistan Islamic Movement- as a terrorist organization in August 2002, reportedly allowed PRC interrogators access to Uighur detainees at Guantanamo in September 2002, and held a summit in Texas in October 2002. Since 2005, however, U.S. concerns about China’s extent of cooperation in counterterrorism have increased. The Obama Administration has proposed that China increase investments and assistance to help stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as possible cooperation in a military supply route into northern Afghanistan. While there has been no progress in this option, the United States has concerns about dealing with China in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Unofficial mirror of http:-www.documentcloud.org-documents-370772-u-s-china-counterterrorism-cooperation-issues.html

Author: Congressional Research Service

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