Zawahiri Assigned Uighars to Hit Hong Kong & Shanghai During Olympics

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There have been plenty of Jihadist attacks in China, long before, during, and after the 2008 Olympics, and its AQ's goal to join/co-opt the Uighars as its done the Pashtuns, Balochs, Iraqi Sunnis, Somalis, Yemenis, Algerians...
It would be interesting to see how China would deal with a mass casualty attack. They could respond rashly and send East Turkestan spirally out of control, or maybe try to strike at AQ's Afghan-Paki hub.
Niccolo and Donkey
Notice how these al-Qaida zones of interest neatly dovetail with CIA strategies?

Xinjiang/Turkestan is set to be destabilized should the Chinese start getting cocky. The rest I don't need to explain.
Please do, I'm not sure what you mean.
Niccolo and Donkey
Mackinder's Dictum states that whoever controls the "World-Island" (Eurasia) controls the World. The USA through its own forces or through NATO sat on the opposite ends of the World-Island during the course of the Cold War (Western Europe and South Korea). With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the USA decided to go for global hegemony (Full-Spectrum Dominance in DoD-speak). To do this, the strategy was to surround and neutralize Russia which is seen as the only state capable of challenging American 'Nuclear Primacy'. So we've seen NATO stretch to the Russian borders and "set fires along Russia's near-abroad". We've also seen the USA support Colour Coded Revolutions in places like the Ukraine and Georgia to install regimes pliant to Washington and to try to bring them under the NATO umbrella.

In the Caucasus and Centra Asia, we've seen Russia's near abroad destabilized by Islamist militants in Chechnya, Dagetan, Ingushetia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The aim here is to install anti-Russian regimes that would then be followed by proxy American forces. Afghanistan and Iraq have seen the insertion of American bases in places that have never seen them.

China has also arisen to become a future threat to American hegemonic ambitions. Luckily for the USA, Xinjiang/Turkestan has a large, restive Islamic population that is easily swayed towards Islamist rebellion should the USA seek to destabilize the Chinese in the future.

To understand how these Islamists work in tandem with American geostrategic ambitions, one need only go as far back as 1979 Afghanistan to see the creation of the CIA-Saudi-Pak ISI-MI6 model where jihadis would arrive from all over the world to cause trouble for local regimes. This model was exported to the Balkans, to the Caucasus, and is now present in the Fergana Valley.

I'm aware of and agree with your first paragraph. And the US does use proxy guerrillas to undermine it's rivals. But these proxy guerrillas are secularists. In Afghanistan, it was the secularist seven party alliance, not shariah advocates, they supported. In Kosovo, it was the secularist KLA. To combat China, they're relying on Han, Taiwanese, and Tibetan dissidents.
The US is against Islamists, universally, because shariah statehood means opposition to American foreign policy objectives on behalf of its energy corporations and Israel. The world is divided between 2 camps as far as states, the NATO-MNNA vs the SCO-CSTO mainly.... but there are non-state factions, aiming to become states, that oppose both, namely Sunni Islamism. They work for neither America, Europe, China, or Russia. Zawahiri wanted to hit China because he's a pan-Islamist and he resents Beijings transgressions against Uighars and support for secular despots in the Muslim world like Bashir, not because he's worried for the well being of the dollar or the American naval fleet in the Pacific.