Benjamin CarlsonOctober 31, 2013 10:27
HONG KONG — On Monday, Beijing joined a list of illustrious world capitals with an unenviable distinction. Like Washington, London, and Madrid before it, the city was hit by a 21st-century terrorist attack. An SUV carrying three people, allegedly from China's far-western region of Xinjiang plowed into tourists at Tiananmen Square and burst into flames, killing five. But serious as the attack was, experts say that the worst mistake Beijing could make would be to overreact.