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Terrorism in China

The risk of terrorist attacks in China over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 74 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 534 people have been killed and 721 injured. Among them were 7 suicide acts.

In 4 incedents a total of 3 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in China

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Police302671061
Private citizens212342880
Business10101470
Transportation9472681
Government663131
Airports & Aircraft2030
Journalists & Media1010
Religious institutions1100
Military11140
Educational institution18650


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Xinjiang514583562
Guangdong41220
Hong Kong3010
Yunnan3331440
Shaanxi39141
Shandong24420
Beijing15400
Shanxi1180
Guizhou11470
Qinghai1010
Guangxi1160
Zhejiang1020
Inner Mongolia10130
Jiangsu18650


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
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