A McDonald’s restaurant was bombed in the city of Xian Dec. 15 in what police consider to be an isolated incident. One person was killed and some 30 were injured, and the victim was believed to be the person carrying the bomb. There was speculation that the incident may be related to the Chinese crackdown on Muslim activists in the far western province of Xinjiang where one purported terrorist was executed recently and many others detained. It is too early to tell if such insurrection in the far west will produce violence in other parts of China. The McDonald’s that was bombed was in walking distance of the city’s Muslim district.